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 Washington, District of Columbia.

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?

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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 Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia

77% High

Growing Begonia hydrocotylifolia in Washington right now

Light needs for plant Begonia hydrocotylifolia in Washington, District of Columbia

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

May 17th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Washington is currently high 📈.

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

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Light needs for plant Begonia hydrocotylifolia in Washington, District of Columbia

Sunlight will increase by 18.1% ☀️

May 16th, 2022

Washington is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Washington is expected to increase by 18.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.9 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Begonia hydrocotylifolia in Washington, District of Columbia

Daylight will increase by 1.4 hours 📈

May 17th, 2022

This month, Washington is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.5 total hours of …

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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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Washington, District of Columbia ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Begonia hydrocotylifolia thrive 🌿!

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 Washington, District of Columbia

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

May 15th, 2022

The growing potential in Washington is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot an…

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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 Washington, District of Columbia, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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