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.
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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'
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 Indianapolis, Indiana.
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January 28th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Indianapolis is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
January 30th, 2023
Indianapolis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Indianapolis is expected to increase by 37.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.5 megajoules of energy…
January 31st, 2023
This month, Indianapolis is getting an average of 5.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 11.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours o…
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 Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.
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.
February 1st, 2023
The growing potential in Indianapolis 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 …
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