Plant Care Begonia 'Candy Stripes'

Begonia 'Candy Stripes'

Also known as

Begonia Candy Stripes and Candy Stripes Begonia

Taxonomy

Begoniaceae Candy Stripes
Begoniaceae

How to care for Begonia 'Candy Stripes'

Water

How often to water your Begonia 'Candy Stripes'

Water needs for Begonia 'Candy Stripes'
0.5 cups
every 9

Begonia 'Candy Stripes' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 'Candy Stripes'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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

Plant care guide for Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Growing Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 2nd, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will decrease by 28.2% ☀️

December 2nd, 2022

Philadelphia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to decrease by 28.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.0 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 3rd, 2022

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of…

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Finding light for Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Begonia 'Candy Stripes': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Begonia 'Candy Stripes' 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Begonia 'Candy Stripes'

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

When to repot Begonia 'Candy Stripes'

Nutrient needs for plant Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 1st, 2022

The growing potential in Philadelphia is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's bes…

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Care Summary for Begonia 'Candy Stripes'

Begonia 'Candy Stripes'

Begonia 'Candy Stripes'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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