Plant Care Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'

Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

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! ⚠️

Taxonomy

Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'
Begonia
Begoniaceae
Cucurbitales

How to care for Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'

Water

How often to water your Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'

Water needs for Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Atlanta, Georgia.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

47% Low

Growing Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' in Atlanta right now

Light needs for plant Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' in Atlanta, Georgia

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 8th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Atlanta is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' in Atlanta, Georgia

Sunlight will decrease by 19% ☀️

December 8th, 2022

Atlanta is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Atlanta is expected to decrease by 19% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' in Atlanta, Georgia

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 8th, 2022

This month, Atlanta is getting an average of 8.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Begonia albopicta 'Rosea': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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 Atlanta, Georgia ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Begonia albopicta 'Rosea': repot after 2X growth

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.

When to repot Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'

Nutrient needs for plant Begonia albopicta 'Rosea' in Atlanta, Georgia

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 7th, 2022

The growing potential in Atlanta is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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Care Summary for Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'

Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'

Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Atlanta, Georgia, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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