Plant Care Hardy Begonia

Hardy Begonia

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About Hardy 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! ⚠️


Begonia grandis

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How to care for Hardy Begonia


How often to water your Hardy Begonia

Water needs for Hardy Begonia
0.5 cups
every 9

Hardy 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 Irondequoit, New York.

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 Hardy Begonia

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Hardy Begonia in Irondequoit, New York

Irondequoit, New York

34% Very Low

Finding light for Hardy Begonia in your home

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

Hardy 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 Irondequoit, New York ⛅.


How to fertilize Hardy Begonia

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

Difficulty Level

Hardy 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!

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Care Summary for Hardy Begonia

Hardy Begonia

Hardy Begonia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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