Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'
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About Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'
There are over 2,000 species of Begonia, and horticulturalists have created even more varities by cultivating all sorts of shapes and colors! They're native to tropical regions around the world, but are now found in homes in cold climates as well. Their taxonomy is far more complex than other plants, with species belonging to different cultivar groups. They contain oxalic acid, so be sure to keep them out of reach in homes with pets or children! ⚠️
Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'
How to care for Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'
How often to water your Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'
Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Aloha, Oregon.
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Finding light for Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' in your home
Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Aloha, Oregon ⛅.
How to fertilize Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.
Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' does not have a typical pattern of dormancy. If you notice their growth slowing down substantially, double check that they are getting enough sunlight and water to thrive!
Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' is native to Tropics and Subtropics worldwide.
Care Summary for Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'
Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 3ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Aloha, Oregon, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.
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