Jurassic™ Watermelon Rex Begonia

  • Jurassic Rex Begonias offer a new take on a classic plant!
  • Jurassics have been selected with excellent vigor, which helps the varieties to fill out a 6-in. up to large size container.
  • The vigor also helps the Jurassics to finish faster than most other rex begonias currently on the market.
  • And last, the Jurassic varieties were selected to finish uniformly.
  • The Jurassic Rex Begonias all have bold patterns and make a perfect addition to any indoor program or shade container program!
'Watermelon'
  • General Information
    • Height:
      16 - 20" (41 - 51cm)
      Spread:
      18 - 20" (46 - 51cm)
      Exposure:
      Shade
  • Product Story
    • Jurassic rex begonias were bred by Plantsmith Nursery in Oregon. Selected and trialed over several years, the series was selected to be easy to grow and uniform. The vigor in the series also means great garden performance, making Jurassic a great option!
  • Supply Location
    • Available as rooted liners through Plantsmith Nursery (OR), George Sant Greenhouses (Ontario), and Timbuk Farms (Ohio).
  • Propagation Guide
    • Rooting Hormone:
      No
      Average Days with Mist:
      No
      Pinch:
      No
      Average Propagation Time (weeks):
      Sold As Liner

      Average propagation time for perennials includes 3-5 weeks to bulk-up the liner before beginning cold treatment when started in late Summer or early Autumn.

      Comments:
      -
  • Finishing
    • Soil pH:
      5.7-6.4
      Light Levels (fc):
      1.200-1.800
      Temperature Day:
      75-80°F (24-26°C)
      Temperature Night:
      70°F (21°C)
      Fertilization (ppm N):
      100-150
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench:
      Not needed.
      Pests:
      Aphids, Fungus Gnats, Thrips, Mealybugs
      Diseases:
      Botritys, Phytium, Phytophora
      Comments:
      It is important to keep the plant in full shade as the leaves will burn in hight light.
  • Crop Time (weeks)
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts :
      -
      6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons:
      1ppp, 8-14 weeks
      10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets:
      -
      1 gallon:
      2-3ppp, 10-16 weeks
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