Plant Care Painted-leaf Begonia

Painted-leaf Begonia

Also known as

bewitched lavender and Begonia Rex 'Plum Paisley'


Begonia rex

How to care for Painted-leaf Begonia


How often to water your Painted-leaf Begonia

Water needs for Painted-leaf Begonia
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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 Painted-leaf Begonia

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Painted-leaf Begonia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Painted-leaf Begonia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Painted-leaf Begonia 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Painted-leaf Begonia in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Painted-leaf Begonia

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

Care Summary for Painted-leaf Begonia

Painted-leaf Begonia

Painted-leaf Begonia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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