Plant Care Autumn Begonia

Autumn Begonia

About Autumn Begonia

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 'Autumn Ember'
Begonia
Begoniaceae
Cucurbitales

How to care for Autumn Begonia

Water

How often to water your Autumn Begonia

Water needs for Autumn Begonia
0.5 cups
every 9

Autumn Begonia 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.

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 Autumn Begonia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

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 Autumn Begonia in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Growing Autumn Begonia in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Autumn Begonia in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 31st, 2023

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…

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Light needs for plant Autumn Begonia in Houston, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 20.8% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

Houston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to increase by 20.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.9 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Autumn Begonia in Houston, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 31st, 2023

This month, Houston is getting an average of 6.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Autumn Begonia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Autumn Begonia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Autumn Begonia 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 Houston, Texas ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Autumn Begonia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Autumn Begonia: 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 Autumn Begonia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Autumn Begonia

Autumn Begonia

Autumn Begonia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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