The first Rex begonia to be cultivated was discovered by a botanist in 1856 in Assam, a north eastern state in India. Since then, many, many hybrids have been produced. The one you see in your nursery is a hybrid of the first one used for cultivation from India.
- Prefers bright indirect light. A north window is perfect. An hour or so of direct sun is ok.
- Water thoroughly as soon as the top is dry.
- Fertilize regularly.
- It likes a warm room with some humidity. Misting daily is helpful, if your home is dry. Placing pebbles in it's saucer and keeping it filled with water just below the bottom of the pot will also help provide some humidity as it evaporates.
- Prefers temperate temperatures. it may need to rest in a cool place for a month or so when it is hot outdoors. Keep it slightly on the moist side during that time.