Plant Care Brazilian Begonia

Brazilian Begonia

About Brazilian 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 hirtella

Also known as

Begonia albidosetulosa, Begonia brasila, Begonia brasiliana, Begonia ciliata nana, Begonia dasypoda, Begonia diversifolia nana, Begonia hirtella hirtella, Begonia humilis, Begonia villosa and Begonia villosa nana

How to care for Brazilian Begonia


How often to water your Brazilian Begonia

Water needs for Brazilian Begonia
0.5 cups
every 9

Brazilian 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Brazilian Begonia in your home

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

Brazilian 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 Brazilian Begonia in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Brazilian Begonia

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

Water Needs
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Native Region

Care Summary for Brazilian Begonia

Brazilian Begonia

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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