4.2 out of 5 (24 experiences)
Also known as
Begonia cucullata, wax begonia and clubed begonia
How to care for Begonia cucullata
Begonia cucullata needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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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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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.
What other plant parents say
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.