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 Tallahassee, Florida.

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 Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

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Growing Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in Tallahassee right now

Light needs for plant Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in Tallahassee, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

September 29th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tallahassee is currently high 📈.

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

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Light needs for plant Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in Tallahassee, Florida

Sunlight will decrease by 22.2% ☀️

September 30th, 2022

Tallahassee is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tallahassee is expected to decrease by 22.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.8 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in Tallahassee, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

September 30th, 2022

This month, Tallahassee is getting an average of 10.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.3 total hours o…

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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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Tallahassee, Florida ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Begonia 'Candy Stripes' thrive 🌿!

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 Tallahassee, Florida

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

September 30th, 2022

The growing potential in Tallahassee is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot…

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

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