Begonia identification

Asked February 28, 2018, 1:24 PM EST

Hello, Can I get an identification on this Begonia and care instructions? What are some signs that indicate the plants should be repotted? Thanks, Kim

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1 Response

Kim,
This looks like a type of rex begonia. There are so many wonderful types of rex begonias with different variations in the leaves. We would not be able to tell you exactly what kind this one is. Some signs that a plant needs repotting would be: crowding in the pot, leaf drop, no new leaves, no new growth, and/or roots growing out of the drain hole at the bottom of the pot. It looks like your plat has good new growth. You can cut back the tall older leaves. Your plant might need a little more light. These like a medium light but not direct sun. ("Medium" would be enough light to read a book by, without using a lamp). Water when the soil feels dry to the touch. (Stick your finger down into the soil about an inch. If it's feels moist, no need to water.)

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