|Look at that face, just look at it! Who could resist Rex begonia (Begonia rex-cultorum) ‘Escargot’? Not me, it seems.|
Despite her better judgement, Helen the House Plant Killer has become the owner of a slightly fussy Rex begonia ‘Escargot’. The showy leaves with their whorled, snail-shell centres wooed her, that is, er, me. In fact, we’ve managed to live together now for a few months. Yes!
Rex begonias need bright, indirect light and well-drained soil with a particular level of moisture, neither too wet nor too dry. In fact, you shouldn’t let them dry out completely. The latter is a challenge for H the HPK. It remains to be seen whether mine survives long enough to look like the monumental beauty photographed this weekend at the Montreal Botanical Garden. Snail to the chief!
|This is my dream escargot-à-go-go!|