Plant Care Begonia hemsleyana
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Begonia hemsleyana

Taxonomy

Begonia hemsleyana
Begonia
Begoniaceae
Cucurbitales

How to care for Begonia hemsleyana

Water

How often to water your Begonia hemsleyana

Water needs for Begonia hemsleyana
0.5 cups
every 9

Begonia hemsleyana 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 hemsleyana

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Begonia hemsleyana in your home

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

Begonia hemsleyana 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.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Begonia hemsleyana

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

Care Summary for Begonia hemsleyana

Begonia hemsleyana

Begonia hemsleyana


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.

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