Plant Care Angel Wing Begonia

Angel Wing Begonia

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Angel Wing Begonia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Angel Wing Begonia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Angel Wing Begonia

Though the common name Angel’s Wing Begonia is used for many Begonia species, Begonia coccinea is a gorgeous flowering species whose leaves look ready to take flight. The underside of the leaves are a deep red color so folks often choose to display them up somewhere they can admire the coloration on both sides of the leaves! These plants produce beautiful blooms year round which can be left on the plant or clipped and displayed in floral arrangements. 👼

Taxonomy

Begonia coccinea
Begonia
Begoniaceae
Cucurbitales

Also known as

linda dawn begonia

How to care for Angel Wing Begonia

💦 Water

How often to water your Angel Wing Begonia

Water needs for Angel Wing Begonia
0.5 cups
every 9

Angel Wing Begonia 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 Angel Wing Begonia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Angel Wing Begonia in your home

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

Angel Wing Begonia 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 Angel Wing Begonia in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Angel Wing Begonia

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Angel Wing Begonia is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Angel Wing Begonia →

Common Angel Wing Begonia Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Angel Wing Begonia 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.

Angel Wing Begonia Water Frequency →

Angel Wing Begonia Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Angel Wing Begonia 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 🏡.

Angel Wing Begonia Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Angel Wing Begonia is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Angel Wing Begonia Toxicity to Dogs →

Angel Wing Begonia Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Angel Wing Begonia 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.

Angel Wing Begonia Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Angel Wing Begonia 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Angel Wing Begonia →


💩 Fertilizer

Angel Wing Begonia 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

Angel Wing Begonia 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

Angel Wing Begonia is native to Tropics and Subtropics worldwide.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Angel Wing Begonia bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Angel Wing Begonia Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Angel Wing Begonia is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Angel Wing Begonia can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-11a. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Angel Wing Begonia Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Angel Wing Begonia can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

How to Propagate Angel Wing Begonia →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Angel Wing Begonia, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 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 Angel Wing Begonia

Angel Wing Begonia

Angel Wing Begonia


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

Angel Wing Begonia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 13
Angel Wing Begonia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 9
Angel Wing Begonia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 7
Angel Wing Begonia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Angel Wing Begonia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Angel Wing Begonia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Desiree avatar
@Desiree
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 75 XP
globe Doha
12/10/2021

It’s like a tree and with speckled leaves. Blooms all year round. So easy to care of. The trunk is like a bamboo.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@anniembrennan avatar
@@anniembrennan
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 274 XP
11/18/2021

I got this one at a Lowe’s and when I repotted it I realized the people who planted it put 3 seed pods in it. Which is fine but the plastic containers the seeds came from were killing it’s roots b/c they never took them out before selling it.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@MistedLeavesandStone avatar
@@MistedLeavesandStone
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,065 XP
06/16/2021

Likes humidity and evenly moist soil. Fairly newly acquired plant. At 75 humidity via Levoit humidifier

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Leigh avatar
@Leigh
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 463 XP
globe Asheville, NC
05/11/2021

It is such a beautiful plant! It does grow a little taller than it can hold itself, so I have props.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@KyKysGarden avatar
@@KyKysGarden
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 2,526 XP
05/10/2021

absolutely love my begonia, this bitch won’t die, grew super huge in just a year and with some fertilizer I even got some pink blooms this year!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@tortoise avatar
@@tortoise
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 249 XP
globe Little Rock, AR
05/05/2021

Ive had my angel wing for about a month now i believe and it’s already pushing on 5 new leaves! It’s a wonderful plant that has beautiful foliage. They can sometimes get a bad rep for being “hard to take care of”. however, mine is pretty easy-going and has had no troubles as of yet :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@ultra.instinct avatar
@@ultra.instinct
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 89 XP
globe Broomfield, CO
04/16/2021

It grows very fast and they love the sun.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower

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