Plant Care Clubed Begonia

Clubed Begonia

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About Clubed Begonia

Begonia cucullata is a flowering species of Begonia that is popular for its brightly colored blossoms. The flowers may come in red, pink, or white and bloom throughout the year in warmer climates. This species is native to South America but is considered an invasive species in the southeast United States, causing disruption to local ecosystems. If you live in the southeast, it’s best to grow this species indoors to prevent seeds from taking root in the wild. 🪴

Taxonomy

Begonia cucullata
Begonia
Begoniaceae
Cucurbitales

Also known as

Wax Begonia

How to care for Clubed Begonia

💦 Water

How often to water your Clubed Begonia

Water needs for Clubed Begonia
0.5 cups
every 9

Clubed 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 Clubed Begonia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Clubed Begonia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Clubed Begonia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Clubed 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Clubed Begonia in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Clubed Begonia

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Clubed Begonia is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Clubed Begonia →

Common Clubed Begonia Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Clubed Begonia prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Clubed Begonia Water Frequency →

Clubed Begonia Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Clubed Begonia may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Clubed Begonia Light Requirements →

Clubed Begonia Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Clubed Begonia is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


💨 Humidity

Clubed Begonia doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Clubed Begonia Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Clubed Begonia does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Clubed Begonia →


💩 Fertilizer

Clubed Begonia should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Clubed Begonia →


❄️ Dormancy

Clubed Begonia does not have a typical pattern of dormancy. If you notice their growth slowing down substantially, double check that they are getting enough sunlight and water to thrive!


🌎 Native Region

Clubed Begonia is native to Tropics and Subtropics worldwide.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Clubed Begonia bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Clubed Begonia is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune Clubed Begonia →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Clubed Begonia can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-11a. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Clubed Begonia Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Clubed Begonia can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Clubed Begonia, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Clubed Begonia

Clubed Begonia

Clubed Begonia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Clubed Begonia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Clubed Begonia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Clubed Begonia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Clubed Begonia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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globe Minden, LA
08/24/2021

This plant is absolutely beautiful! I got it for the color, perfect for fall.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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