Plant Care Polka dot begonia

Polka dot begonia


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How to care for Polka dot begonia


How often to water your Polka dot begonia

Water needs for Polka dot begonia
0.5 cups
every 9

Polka dot 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 Polka dot begonia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Polka dot begonia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Polka dot begonia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Polka dot 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.

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How to fertilize Polka dot begonia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Polka dot 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 Polka dot begonia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Polka dot begonia

Polka dot begonia

Polka dot 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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