Houseplants

Begonia “Angel Glow”

Stunning spiraling coppery-red leaves and thick, shrub-like cane stems, rhizomatous growth. Pink flowers year-round. Works well as a houseplant, or Hardy to 32F.

Begonia “Angel Wing Torch”

Dark green leaves and thick, shrub-like cane stems, rhizomatous growth. Bright red flowers year-round. Works well as a houseplant.

Begonia “Angel Wing”

Large dark green leaves and thick, shrub-like cane stems, rhizomatous growth. Bright red flowers year-round. Works well as a houseplant

Begonia “Irene Nuss”

Evergreen Perennial

Angel-winged Begonia with dark olive leaves and thick, erect cane stems, rhizomatous growth. Pink flowers. Works well as a houseplant

Begonia “Little Darling”

Miniature variegated green and burgundy leaves and thick, shrub-like cane stems, rhizomatous growth. White flowers. Works well as a houseplant, or Hardy to 32F.

 

Begonia dregei

Easy to grow natural bonsai with small succulent caudex.

Begonia foliosa v. miniata

Evergreen Perennial

Pink/Red flowers throughout the spring and summer drape down from the branches. Indoor or outdoor in a protected location.

Begonia fuchsioides

Evergreen Perennial

Pink/Red flowers throughout the spring and summer drape down from the branches.

Begonia rex hybrids

Rex Begonias come in a wide range of cultivated varieties, with vibrant multi-colored leaves in all sizes.
They’re a low light tropical houseplant with underground succulent rhizomes that need to be kept relatively dry. And yet the leaves need moisture – a puzzle indeed. But not too difficult to solve. Follow along.

Soil: They need a fast-draining soil that will dry out fully between waterings. A high quality houseplant mix will work – but be wary of lower quality mixes because they hold too much moisture. An orchid blend is even better. If you use a cactus or succulent blend, we recommend adding coir chips or a little bark mulch to the mix, or even some vermiculite.

Light: For the best vibrant colors, we recommend bright indirect light only. If they’re going to get some direct sun, make sure it’s no more than 1 to 2 hours of morning sun, and not too close to the window or the plant can burn.

Watering: Here’s what we’ve discovered as the key to successful rex begonias in the Bay Area with wet winters and dry summers. It all depends on the temperature in your home through the year.

Below 60° – The plant is going to go semi-dormant, so reduce watering to every 2 weeks and let some of the leaves fall off for winter.

60’s – Water once per week, letting the soil dry out completely, and don’t mist.

70s – Water weekly, and mist the leaves occasionally with a very fine spray.

80s – Water weekly, and mist the leaves 2 to 3 times per week with a very fine spray.

90° and above – Water twice weekly, mist the leaves every other day or place on rocks in a saucer filled with water to increase the ambient humidity. Don’t let the pot sit directly in the water.

Watering Note: Always let the roots dry out between watering and never let the pot sit in water.

Misting Note: When misting rex begonias always use a very fine mist and never let water droplets collect on the leaves.

If you live elsewhere your results will vary, depending on your temperatures and especially your humidity.

Billbergia “Fantasia Red”

Terrestrial bromeliad with compact base to 10″ high. Upright form. Multicolored blooms. Sharp edges with marginal teeth.

Billbergia “Hallelujah”

Terrestrial bromeliad to 1 to 2 feet tall with very strongly variegated/spotted leaves. Glossy foliage, upright form, multicolored blooms. Grows quickly if not too wet.

Billbergia “Las Manchas”

Terrestrial bromeliad with compact base to 10″ high. Upright form. Multicolored blooms. Sharp edges with marginal teeth.

Billbergia elegans

Terrestrial bromeliad to 1 to 2 feet tall with subtle variegated pastel-colored leaves. Upright form. Multicolored blooms. Sharp edges with marginal teeth.

Caladium “Brandywine”

Stunning vivid red arrow-shaped leaves. Small bulbs produce many leaves, can grow large. Sun-tolerant.

Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Caladium “Postman Joyner”

C. bicolor “Postman Joyner”

Stunning vivid green and red arrow-shaped leaves. Small bulbs produce many leaves, can grow large. Sun-tolerant.

Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Caladium “Seafoam Pink”

Stunning spotted multicolor arrow-shaped leaves. Small bulbs produce many leaves, can grow large. Sun-tolerant.

Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Calathea “Beauty Star”

Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate (distilled) water but prefers not to sit in water. Occasionally mist the leaves.

Calathea “Exotica”

Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate (distilled) water but prefers not to sit in water. Occasionally mist the leaves.

Calathea “Freddie”

Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate (distilled) water but prefers not to sit in water. Occasionally mist the leaves.

Calathea “Jungle Cat”

Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate (distilled) water but prefers not to sit in water. Occasionally mist the leaves.

Calathea “Leopardina”

Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate (distilled) water but prefers not to sit in water. Occasionally mist the leaves.

Calathea “Makoyana”

Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate (distilled) water but prefers not to sit in water. Occasionally mist the leaves.