Plant Care Begonia hydrocotylifolia

Begonia hydrocotylifolia

About Begonia hydrocotylifolia

Begonia hydrocotylifolia is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Begonia hydrocotylifolia likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Begonia hydrocotylifolia
Begonia
Begoniaceae
Cucurbitales

How to care for Begonia hydrocotylifolia

Water

How often to water your Begonia hydrocotylifolia

Water needs for Begonia hydrocotylifolia
0.5 cups
every 9

Begonia hydrocotylifolia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in 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 Begonia hydrocotylifolia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Begonia hydrocotylifolia in New York

New York, New York

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Growing Begonia hydrocotylifolia in New York right now

Light needs for plant Begonia hydrocotylifolia in New York

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 3rd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…

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Light needs for plant Begonia hydrocotylifolia in New York

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28.2% ☀️

December 4th, 2021

New York is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to decrease by 28.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Begonia hydrocotylifolia in New York

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 4th, 2021

This month, New York is getting an average of 7.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Begonia hydrocotylifolia in your home

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

Begonia hydrocotylifolia 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 New York ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Begonia hydrocotylifolia

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

When to repot Begonia hydrocotylifolia

Nutrient needs for plant Begonia hydrocotylifolia in New York

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 4th, 2021

The growing potential in New York is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to…

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Care Summary for Begonia hydrocotylifolia

Begonia hydrocotylifolia

Begonia hydrocotylifolia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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