Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'
Kiersten lives in New Orleans, LA and graduated with her masters degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Tulane University in 2019.
She has conducted or assisted on research studies covering trees such as the bald cypress, swamp maple, and water tupelo, as well as important marsh grasses including Juncus, Spartina, and Phragmites.
Kiersten is a certified Louisiana Master Naturalist and regularly volunteers with local community gardens and nonprofits to help restore critical ecosystems along the Gulf Coast.
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'
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 Houston, Texas.
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November 30th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
November 29th, 2022
Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 20.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per…
December 1st, 2022
This month, Houston is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…
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 maximize the potential for growth..️
Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
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.
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