Have You Grown One of many Jurassic Sequence Begonias? They’re AMAZING!


I’ve been going loopy over right here about my Jurassic Pink Shades Rex Begonia! I can’t get sufficient of it. Possibly as a result of I get up each morning to the solar shining by its superb leaves. Or possibly as a result of it’s a Rex begonia and previously, I haven’t been in a position to develop them. Have you ever grown one of many Jurassic Sequence Begonias? They’re superb and I’m going to point out you why!

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Jurassic Pink Shades begonia within the east morning solar

Beginnings

I introduced this plant residence within the spring of 2021. I couldn’t discover a image of it on my east entrance porch the place it resided all final summer season. Under is an image of it after I introduced it in on November 4, 2021. You may see why I introduced it in. I put it within the lavatory on the ground below the sink. It was inside close to a window near the place it had been rising on the porch all summer season. I figured it will look good for a bit after which slowly die down. The Gryphon begonia subsequent to it didn’t fare as nicely, although it did limp by and went again on the porch this summer season. It’s lastly trying attractive, simply in time to deliver it again in for the winter. It could keep outdoors…..

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My Jurassic Pink Shades on the toilet counter after I introduced it into the home in November 2021

East window 

Under is the plant moved to its new residence within the upstairs east window in mid-December of that yr. I made a decision it wanted a greater place than below the sink within the visitor bathtub. Begonias love east morning mild and it will get a lot right here. 

Under is the plant in March of 2022. It got here out of the winter trying good. 

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Care

This plant does higher than my earlier Rex begonias as a result of after speaking to Brett Weiss from Gabriella Crops in Florida I discovered these crops have been hybridized to do higher in a house setting. Brett talks in regards to the Jurassic sequence on their podcast, Each Plant Has a Story episode #25. In addition they carry most of the Jurassic sequence begonias and you should purchase them and have them despatched to your house. I’ve discovered that if I let this plant start to wilt after which give it drink, it does nicely. Water it how a succulent is watered, watering totally after which permitting it to dry out virtually utterly. Under is a time-lapse I did on Instagram after I let it get too dry. There have been penalties;  yellowing leaves, crispy edges, and useless leaves, nevertheless it got here again.  It was a scorching weekend and I didn’t water it earlier than I left. Learn right here why second-floor crops might have completely different care.

 

 

 

Extra varieties

I knew nothing about this plant after I bought it, aside from it was attractive and I like them on my entrance porch, which is an ideal spot for them.  I’ve since discovered there are various extra varieties and if I had room, I’d purchase all of them. There may be extra room on this window, however it’s on my husband’s facet of the mattress. He prefers to get the place he must go with out tripping over one million crops, so one it’s and I’m pleased with that. Ought to I rearrange the bed room? These superb crops are Ball Ingenuity introductions and there are various varieties to select from together with this dimension plant in addition to bigger and smaller ones. Included are Jurassic Jr, Jurassic Dino which has small leaves and habits, and the actually large ones referred to as Megalo. Order some from Gabriella Crops or search for them subsequent summer season in your native backyard middle. You received’t be disenchanted, particularly should you’ve had issues with Rex begonias previously, like me.

Let me know should you’ve grown a Jurassic begonia or should you order one from Gabriella Crops. 

Have an important week, plant mates!

 

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