Plant Care Begonia hydrocotylifolia

Begonia hydrocotylifolia

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! ⚠️

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 Portland, Oregon.

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 Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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Growing Begonia hydrocotylifolia in Portland right now

Light needs for plant Begonia hydrocotylifolia in Portland, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 2nd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland 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 Portland, Oregon

Sunlight will decrease by 35.7% ☀️

December 2nd, 2022

Portland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to decrease by 35.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Begonia hydrocotylifolia in Portland, Oregon

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

December 2nd, 2022

This month, Portland is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 13.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.5 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 Portland, Oregon ⛅.

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 Portland, Oregon

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

November 25th, 2022

The growing potential in Portland 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 Portland, Oregon, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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