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 Washington, District of Columbia.

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 Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia

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Growing Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in Washington right now

Light needs for plant Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in Washington, District of Columbia

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 2nd, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Washington is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in Washington, District of Columbia

Sunlight will decrease by 30.5% ☀️

October 2nd, 2022

Washington is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Washington is expected to decrease by 30.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.7 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Begonia 'Candy Stripes' in Washington, District of Columbia

Daylight will decrease by 1.8 hours 📉

October 1st, 2022

This month, Washington is getting an average of 10.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 14.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Washington, District of Columbia ☀️.️

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.

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 Washington, District of Columbia, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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