Plant Care Begonia cucullata
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Begonia cucullata

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Begonia cucullata has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Begonia cucullata has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Begonia cucullata, wax begonia and clubed begonia

Taxonomy

Begonia semperflorens
Begonia
Begoniaceae
Cucurbitales

How to care for Begonia cucullata

Water

How often to water your Begonia cucullata

Water needs for Begonia cucullata
0.5 cups
every 9

Begonia cucullata 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 Begonia cucullata

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Begonia cucullata in your home

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

Begonia cucullata 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.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Begonia cucullata

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Begonia cucullata is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Begonia cucullata

Begonia cucullata

Begonia cucullata


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Begonia cucullata has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 12
Begonia cucullata has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 12
Begonia cucullata has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 9
Begonia cucullata has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Begonia cucullata has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Begonia cucullata has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Begonia cucullata has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Begonia cucullata has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Brandy avatar
@Brandy
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 3,321 XP
globe Pike, New York
07/17/2021

Great plant! I prefer the one with dark purple leaves, but this little green leafed girl, never gives up trying to steal the show!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Mbrookem avatar
@Mbrookem
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 480 XP
globe Atlanta, Georgia
07/17/2021

It dries out pretty quickly

Fast grower Fast grower
Stacey avatar
@Stacey
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 44 XP
globe Fayetteville, North Carolina
07/15/2021

Hard to keep looking good… if I ignore it, it does great!

Browns easily Browns easily
Brandy avatar
@Brandy
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 3,321 XP
globe Pike, New York
07/07/2021

Not much to say, loves the sun and blooms adorable little white flowers inside or outside.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
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@Lulu_h
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 173 XP
globe Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
05/24/2021

a begonia is ideal for someone who isn’t home a lot but loves pretty plants! it’s definitely a survivor of cold and hot. would recommend!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Maria avatar
@Maria
leaf-1 78 Plants
xp 5,664 XP
globe Highland, California
04/03/2021

I completely forgot to add this plant to my collection here in Greg, maybe because it’s such a low maintenance plant and never complains. 😅 It has not stopped blooming, even though it lives on the patio and I live in a desert with 10% humidity on average.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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