Plant Care Begonia 'Burning Bush'

Begonia 'Burning Bush'

About Begonia 'Burning Bush'

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 'Burning Bush'

How to care for Begonia 'Burning Bush'


How often to water your Begonia 'Burning Bush'

Water needs for Begonia 'Burning Bush'
0.5 cups
every 9

Begonia 'Burning Bush' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Los Angeles, California.

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 'Burning Bush'

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size


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 'Burning Bush' in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

56% Medium

Finding light for Begonia 'Burning Bush' in your home

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

Begonia 'Burning Bush' 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..️

Los Angeles, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Begonia 'Burning Bush'

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region

Care Summary for Begonia 'Burning Bush'

Begonia 'Burning Bush'

Begonia 'Burning Bush'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

Trending in your area

Similar to Begonia 'Burning Bush'

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in