Plant ID forum: Begonia (Begonia rex); at Lowe's

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Jan 31, 2015 3:54 PM CST
Roaming around Lowe's that other day and came upon their sale of houseplants; and took several photos of plants that I've not seen before. Here's one that had no tag with very pretty and unusual leaves.
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Seedfork
Jan 31, 2015 4:07 PM CST
Cyclamen, maybe?
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plantladylin
Jan 31, 2015 4:18 PM CST
Do you have a photo from a distance to better show the growth habit? It looks like a Begonia Rex to my eyes: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Begonia+Rex&butto...

https://www.google.com/search?q=rex+begonia&biw=1193&bih=754...
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plantladylin
Jan 31, 2015 4:22 PM CST
Betsy, I forgot to say ... start a new thread for each photo and I bet someone will recognize the plants in your photos from Lowes!
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plantladylin
Jan 31, 2015 7:25 PM CST
Becky: Check out this photo, the one at the top left looks identical to the one you saw at Lowes: http://doleaf.com/listings/1110-rex-begonia-begonia-rex-cult...
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Calif_Sue
Jan 31, 2015 9:36 PM CST

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I see Lin already found it. A rex begonia.
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Feb 1, 2015 4:35 PM CST
That's it! Thanks, Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 1, 2015 5:56 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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