Plant Care Begonia lubbersii

Begonia lubbersii

About Begonia lubbersii

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 lubbersii
Begonia
Begoniaceae
Cucurbitales

How to care for Begonia lubbersii

Water

How often to water your Begonia lubbersii

Water needs for Begonia lubbersii
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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 lubbersii

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 lubbersii in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

25% Very Low

Growing Begonia lubbersii in Madison right now

Light needs for plant Begonia lubbersii in Madison, Wisconsin

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 1st, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Madison is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Begonia lubbersii in Madison, Wisconsin

Sunlight will increase by 44.3% ☀️

January 31st, 2023

Madison is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to increase by 44.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.8 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Begonia lubbersii in Madison, Wisconsin

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 27th, 2023

This month, Madison is getting an average of 5.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Begonia lubbersii in your home

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

Begonia lubbersii 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 Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Begonia lubbersii

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

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Care Summary for Begonia lubbersii

Begonia lubbersii

Begonia lubbersii


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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