Leaves that resemble something close to dragon’s scales
The Rex Begonia Lambada, also known as the painted-leaf Begonia, is one of our favourite hard to find plants in deep strikingly beautiful deep red colours.
The leaves resemble something close to dragon’s scales and can bring an incredibly eye-catching contrast to many rooms in your home.
They are fairly easy to care for and will reward you with their regal presence. This stylish plant can be placed in many spots around the home.
Pretty efficient air purifying capabilities
Loves a shady spot and will not take up a lot of sunlight
Fairly easy to care for in the right conditions
Bring some otherworldly presence to your home with the Rex Begonia Lambada
Begonia Rex 'Lambada' Care Guide
Bright, indirect light is the way to go for the Rex Begonia Lambada plant. This plant doesn’t like midday or afternoon sun in particular. Air on the side of caution and go for a lower light spot in doubt
Ensure that the top of the soil is dry before watering. Water little and often but only as required after visual and touch inspection
It enjoys around 12-28 Celsius
Feed moderately - around once every 2-3 weeks in the spring and summer. Don’t feel that you have to overdo it as these plants don’t grow that tall overall
If you prune and groom in the summer the plant will grow bushier. If you do it in the winter it is likely to grow taller
Trim any leaves to suit the desired shape of the bush. This plant likes to grow fairly bushy but it is up to the carer to nurture that