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Watermelon Rex Begonia


Watermelon Rex Begonia

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  • Watermelon Rex Begonia is not a naturally occurring species but rather a cultivated variety of Begonia. It is the product of selective crossbreeding between various begonia species, carefully designed to produce plants with distinct and captivating characteristics.

    Watermelon Rex Begonia's most defining feature is the foliage. Its leaves are a canvas of nature's own watercolors, showcasing a blend of vibrant pinks, silvery greens, and deep purples, often intricately marked with silver veins. The result is a striking resemblance to the delicate and unique patterns found on a ripe watermelon's skin, hence the name!

    Begonias tend to maintain a compact growth habit, making them suitable for various settings, from tabletops and shelves to hanging baskets. Their lush and colorful foliage creates an eye-catching display wherever they're placed.

    While Watermelon Rex Begonia might appear high-maintenance due to its ornate appearance, it's surprisingly easy to care for and stands among the most beautiful vivid, colorful foliage houseplants.

  • Begonias is versatile when it comes to lighting, adapting well to moderate to bright, indirect sunlight. Position them in a well-lit spot that avoids harsh direct sunlight, allowing their variegated leaves to shine.

    Consistently maintaining moist but not waterlogged soil is key to their health. Water your Begonia when the top inch of soil feels dry, and adjust watering frequency during the winter months when growth slows.

    Ensure you give this plant a high-quality, well-draining potting mix designed for Begonias or tropical houseplants. Adding some perlite to the mix enhances aeration and drainage and promotes robust root growth.

    Begonias thrive in moderate temperatures between 60°F and 70°F. These plants do not like extreme heat exceeding 85°F or chilling cold below 50°F. They flourish in environments with humidity levels around 50% or higher.

    To encourage their vibrant foliage, provide monthly nourishment with diluted houseplant fertilizer during their active growing season in spring and summer.

    Begonias contain calcium oxalate and can be toxic if ingested. Keep these plants out of reach of pets and children.

  • USDA Zone 10-12

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)


    * Minimalist Pot Options: White/ Oatmeal/ Gray colors are randomly picked

    * We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" succulent plant + clay pot option.

    Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    We ship all year round, if your area is cold (under 40 degree), please consider purchasing a Heat Pack to add to your order.

    Our packaging materials are:
    - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.

    Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging:

    *** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.

    *** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
  • Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.