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T Rex™ Ruby Slippers Rex Begonia

Begonia 'Ruby Slippers' PP #24,992

An eye-catching selection with fantastic foliage. Big, glossy, ruby-red leaves have a dramatic black center, as well as a touch of black on the edges. Great in shade containers or as a house plant, but also does well in amended garden soil. A showy addition to a shady border. Grows as a perennial in mild winter regions; treat as an annual elsewhere.
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9-11: Perennial, Outdoor
Grow as Annual, Indoors in all zones

Good to Grow:


Full shade

Water when soil is dry to the touch.

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Botanical Pronunciationbe-GOH-nee-uh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 16 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Tropical
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Green Wall, Houseplant, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Living Wall
Light NeedsFull shade
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Shade Loving, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when soil is dry to the touch.
Companion PlantsGhost Fern (Athyrium), Japanese Aralia (Fatsia), Hosta (Hosta); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Plant in shade in rich, aerated soil. Prefers humidity. Avoid over-watering and prolonged wetness on the leaves and stems. Remove dead leaves promptly. Indoors, provide bright indirect light near a partially sunny window.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow As Annual, Houseplant in All Zones

Grow As Perennial, Outdoors in Zones: 9-11