Plant Care Begonia 'Benigo Pink'

Begonia 'Benigo Pink'

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About Begonia 'Benigo Pink'

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 'Benigo Pink'
Begonia
Begoniaceae
Cucurbitales

Also known as

Cane Begonia and Begonia benigo

How to care for Begonia 'Benigo Pink'

💦 Water

How often to water your Begonia 'Benigo Pink'

Water needs for Begonia 'Benigo Pink'
0.5 cups
every 9

Begonia 'Benigo Pink' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 'Benigo Pink'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Begonia 'Benigo Pink' in your home

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

Begonia 'Benigo Pink' 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Begonia 'Benigo Pink' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Begonia 'Benigo Pink'

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Begonia 'Benigo Pink' 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.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Begonia 'Benigo Pink' 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 🏡.

Begonia 'Benigo Pink' Light Requirements →

Begonia 'Benigo Pink' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

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.


💨 Humidity

Begonia 'Benigo Pink' 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.

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🪴 Soil

Begonia 'Benigo Pink' 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!

Best Soil Mix for Begonia 'Benigo Pink' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Begonia 'Benigo Pink' →


💩 Fertilizer

Begonia 'Benigo Pink' 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!


❄️ Dormancy

Begonia 'Benigo Pink' 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!


🌎 Native Region

Begonia 'Benigo Pink' is native to Tropics and Subtropics worldwide.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Begonia 'Benigo Pink'

Begonia 'Benigo Pink'

Begonia 'Benigo Pink'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Begonia 'Benigo Pink' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Begonia 'Benigo Pink' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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05/18/2021

This is my highest performer by far. Less than a foot away from a west facing window and gets filtered direct sun for most of the day. About a foot away from a humidifier. I’ve had this for maybe 6 months and I’ve chopped it several times because it likes to spread out. Very rewarding plant. Cuttings root easily in water.

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