Houseplants forum: clearance at Walmart Rex begonia

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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Jul 10, 2016 11:56 AM CST

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This is n e w to me. I am curious to see how big it actually gets. Anyone familar?
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Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Jul 12, 2016 6:39 PM CST
Sally--
It does not look like a Rex begonia to me!!! The leaves are just--so plain
and not any color in them. Rex's are known for interesting foliage and beautiful colors.
Just my 2 cents...

Contact "Butch"--he is the "Begonia Expert" here.... Sorry--don't remember his "name".
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Jul 13, 2016 4:59 AM CST
Thanks,
I see a picture on google image search that looks like this, but it links to a Pinterest page and I can't find it there (Pinterest seems to do that to me a lot- the image I preview doesn't seem to be on the page it sends me to)
Anyway, it's not a very pretty plant, but unusual to me so I was curious. It's very small but does seem to have rex begonia form.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Jul 13, 2016 5:00 AM CST
Uh oh, dangerous site lol
http://www.taylorgreenhouses.com/rex.html
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 15, 2016 4:28 PM CST
Pretty plant! My first thought was that the leaves didn't look like any Rex Begonia's I've ever seen and I found this list of Costa Farms/Exotic Angel Rex Begonia's: http://www.costafarms.com/plants/rex-begonia but none look like your plant. Then I got to googling and there is a Rex Begonia by the name of Begonia (Begonia 'Silver Limbo') and I think that's your plant! We currently don't have any photos in our database (so I hope you will add a few!) but check out these photos for comparison:
https://stevesleaves.com/store#!/Begonia-Silver-Limbo/p/3810...
https://www.google.com/search?q=Begonia+Silver+Limbo&biw=126...
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Jul 15, 2016 5:25 PM CST
Thanks Lin! I'll take a good look this weekend. Here's another link
http://ibegonias.filemakerstudio.com.au/browserecord.php?-ac...
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jul 15, 2016 5:33 PM CST
Yep ... that's it; sure is a beauty! I'll have to be on the lookout around these parts for that Begonia.
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Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
Life is "mind over matter". If I d
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gitagal
Jul 16, 2016 6:54 AM CST
The leaves look like they are made of thin metal--like Aluminum.
Really odd looking Rex.
Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
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IbisFla
Jul 18, 2016 2:23 PM CST
Unusual Rex, Sally, but so interesting! The leaves do look like they're made of metal - great find Hurray!

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