Begonia Escargot is a Rex hybrid rebound for the unique appearance of it’s foliage. The leaves are a stunning spiral of silver and a dark green / brown. This hybrid is covered in short red hairs, all over it’s leaves and stems. leaves have a beautiful spiral at the point of petiole attachment. The colours of the leave accentuates this charming leaf shape looking like a snail shell. It will produce small pinkish-white flowers. 

This Begonia prefers partial shade as it is prone to leaf burn due to sun damage. Some browning of the edges of the leaves can also occur when the humidity is to low, this begonia grows best in higher humidity levels of 50-95%. A terrarium can help achieve this or frequent misting to build humidity in low humidity climates.

Like most begonias this stunner prefers a loose, well-draining soil to ensure adequate air-rating of the roots and ensure its not to stay too wet. These begonias prefer to be on the drier side, to ensure over watering does not occur only water when potting medium is almost completely dried out.

Please note that Begonias sometimes wont post well, so keep in mind that you may receive a plant with floppy/brown edged leaves. They generally bounce back pretty quickly and will push out fresh leaves once potted up.

(You will receive a bare rooted plant similar to the one seen in the images. Each living plant is unique and may vary slightly in size, colour or shape.)

Begonia ‘Escargot’

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