Begonia Rex

Begoniaceae
Rex Begonia

A Begonia Rex plant, also called a Painted-Leaf Begonia, a Fancy-Leaf Begonia, or King Begonia, is a colorful perennial flowering plant that originally came from India. It is grown for its large colorful leaves rather than its small pink flowers. Begonia leaves  come in a variety of shapes, sizes, color combinations, and patterns. These are not easy plants, especially for beginners; but don’t give up, eventually you’ll find the right combination of water, light, food, and humidity.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants