Plant Care Beefsteak Begonia

Beefsteak Begonia

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Beefsteak Begonia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Beefsteak Begonia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Beefsteak 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 hydrocotylifolia x manicata
Begonia
Begoniaceae
Cucurbitales

Also known as

begonia 'black jungle' and begonia black jungle

How to care for Beefsteak Begonia

Water

How often to water your Beefsteak Begonia

Water needs for Beefsteak Begonia
0.5 cups
every 9

Beefsteak 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 Beefsteak Begonia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Beefsteak Begonia in your home

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

Beefsteak 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 Beefsteak Begonia in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Beefsteak Begonia

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

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Care Summary for Beefsteak Begonia

Beefsteak Begonia

Beefsteak 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

Beefsteak Begonia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Beefsteak Begonia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Beefsteak Begonia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Beefsteak Begonia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Princesshev avatar
@Princesshev
leaf-1 47 Plants
xp 1,905 XP
09/13/2021

I wish these were more popular they’re adorable easy to look after, keep moist not too wet not too dry

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Teresa loves plants avatar
@Teresa loves plants
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 4,316 XP
03/14/2021

Beefsteak begonia is an easy plant to care for if you observe the leaves. Never water until her leaves begin to droop, then she gets a thorough soak. No standing water or the rhizome will rot. She likes normal temperature and lighting.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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