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The Begonia Omaha Beefsteak, 'Begonia rex hybrids', a Great American Cities Begonias, are grown for their colorful textured leaves. The Omaha Beefsteak has blood red leaves with a dark purple center. Very attractive! The Rex Begonias are kings of the Begonia World, that's why they are called Rex because that in Latin means king. These type of begonias display wildly varied leaves streaked, bordered, spotted, and splotched by many colors. They also flower, but usually the flowers are overshadowed by the striking foliage. The growth habit of Rex begonias is mounding and compact in nature. Hanging baskets suit the plant's requirement for good air circulation. Lower light and cooler temperatures will really bring out the color in Rex begonias leaves and high light will cause all colors to fade. The soil must be well drained.For zones 9-11, this plant can also be a perennial.
Scientific Name : Begonia rex hybrids

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