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Begonia T REX™ ‘Ruby Slippers’

One of the most fantastic Begonias we have ever seen! Deep ruby red leaves are super glossy with a saucy, little black stripe on the mid rib. Excellent for a cooler greenhouse, but performs just as well with heat.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 9-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 16″ / 16″ / 12″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September, October

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Common Name

T REX™ Begonia






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Size (HT/W/FL HT)

16" / 16" / 12"

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Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.


6.0 – 6.5


Special Uses


Nutritional Needs

150 – 200 ppm


Water (Greenhouse)

Dry moderately between waterings.

Water (Garden)

Keep evenly moist.

How Different?

The largest leaf most true ruby red leaf Rex type begonia.

Landscape Value

Use in containers inside and out. Background, container, houseplant.

Finish Time to 4"

4 – 6 weeks


Rated highly in the Ohio State University 2012 trials. This series won Retailers' Choice Award at the Farwest Trade Show in Portland, Oregon in 2014. More cold tolerant than most. Survived 29° F under trees in Canby, Oregon. Has survived here in Canby, Oregon for 5 years in the ground, mulched.

Grower Notes

Sanitation of media and growing conditions is critical. Greenhouse production recommended for best environmental controls. Avoid use of overhead irrigation. Do not crowd plants as this can lead to more disease problems and stretched plants. Do not plant too deep.

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