Plant Care Begonia hemsleyana

Begonia hemsleyana

About Begonia hemsleyana

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 hemsleyana

How to care for Begonia hemsleyana


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

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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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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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.

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Care Summary for Begonia hemsleyana

Begonia hemsleyana

Begonia hemsleyana

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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