Silver Swirl Rex Begonia, scientifically known as Begonia rex 'Silver Swirl,' is a stunning and popular houseplant cherished for its striking foliage. Silver Swirl Rex Begonia is a cultivated hybrid of Rex Begonias that has been selectively bred for its stunning and unique leaf patterns and colors.
Silver Swirl Rex Begonia stands out primarily because of its extraordinary leaves. The leaves are large, asymmetrical, and have intricate patterns of silver, green, and purple. The silver markings create a swirl-like effect on the leaves, giving the plant its name.
Silver Swirl Rex Begonia, like many other Rex Begonias, is primarily grown for its stunning foliage rather than its flowers. However, when it does bloom, it produces small and inconspicuous flowers that are typically not the main attraction of the plant.
Silver Swirl Rex Begonia is generally considered a low-maintenance houseplant, making it suitable for both beginners and people with a busy lifestyle.
Provide bright, indirect light for your Silver Swirl Rex Begonia. It thrives in medium to bright, filtered sunlight. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.
Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Ensure that the pot has proper drainage to prevent overwatering.
Use a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture but doesn't become waterlogged. A mix of tropical plants or African violets can work well.
Keep the plant in a warm environment with temperatures between 65°F to.
Feed your Silver Swirl Rex Begonia with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half-strength during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in the dormant winter months.
Rex Begonias are considered non-toxic to humans. However, they may still pose a mild risk to pets if ingested, as begonias contain oxalates that can irritate the mouth and digestive tract. It's best to keep Rex Begonias out of reach of curious pets to prevent any potential issues.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
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.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via email@example.com if you receive your package and are not satisfied.
When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.