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Begonia Rex (Grower's Choice)

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About This Product

Species Name: Begonia rex

Common name(s): Painted Leaf Begonia, King Begonia 

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Brightly colored swirls enhanced by the curling growth pattern of the leaf
  • Need regular and consistent care but a rewarding species to grow


This is a “Grower's Choice” plant which means we choose the plant for you. Each order will include one (1) Rex Begonia available in stock. Plants may differ in color and appearance from the plant pictured.  


Recommended Pot Size: Medium - Extra Large 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.



Temperature requirement: 60-80°F

Humidity:Moderate (30-70%)  -  Humid (70-100%)

Watering frequency: Regular watering is required. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings in cool conditions. 

Lighting:     Partial Shade  

Soil type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Moderate 

Height: 24 - 48” 

Origin: Central America; Mexico to Brazil and Bolivia

Regional locality: Guianan piedmont and lowland moist forests climbing up trees.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 12


Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos
  • Temperate Vivariums ✔



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums


Care Notes: Does great in high moisture environments. In terrariums, it may need to be rehomed as a houseplant after a year of growth due to its large mature size


*Begonias are mildly toxic to both humans and pets as all parts of the plant contain calcium oxalate crystals. We deem this plant safe for use with the above animals, but the more risk-averse may wish to avoid it.  For more information please visits the ASPCA list of Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants


Shipping Notes: 

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.


 The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.



This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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Always a fun surprise

And never a disappointment! Highly recommend this product


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Great looking plant, great quality - packaged well!


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Plants are large and beautiful!

Came in perfectly, nicely packaged and lovely leaves.


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So beautiful!

Arrived healthy and in fantastic condition, carefully and expertly packaged. The current weather conditions were very hot, over 95 every day, and the plants were in great shape. The selection they sent was fantastic! I couldn’t be happier with the ones I received. I ordered 3 of these at the same time I ordered a Vivarium kit and the plants they sent all complimented each other. Extremely happy with my purchases, the quality, and with the experienced customer service! Will definitely be ordering again. Thanks!!

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