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 San Francisco, California.

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?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

38% Low

Growing Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in San Francisco right now

Light needs for plant Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in San Francisco, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 31st, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Francisco is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in San Francisco, California

Sunlight will increase by 34.9% ☀️

February 1st, 2023

San Francisco is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to increase by 34.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.3 megajoules of ene…

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Light needs for plant Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in San Francisco, California

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

January 31st, 2023

This month, San Francisco is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours …

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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 San Francisco, California ⛅.

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 San Francisco, California

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

January 26th, 2023

The growing potential in San Francisco is 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 best to…

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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 San Francisco, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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