About Begonia hydrocotylifolia
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! ⚠️
How to care for Begonia hydrocotylifolia
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.
February 1st, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
January 31st, 2023
New York is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to increase by 40.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.1 megajoules of energy per m2 …
February 1st, 2023
This month, New York is getting an average of 6.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 12% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of dayl…
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 ⛅.
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.
January 30th, 2023
The growing potential in New York is 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 repo…