Plant Care Eyelash Begonia

Eyelash Begonia

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Eyelash Begonia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Eyelash Begonia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Eyelash Begonia

There are over 2,000 species of Begonia, and horticulturalists have created even more varities by cultivating all sorts of shapes and colors! They're native to tropical regions around the world, but are now found in homes in cold climates as well. Their taxonomy is far more complex than other plants, with species belonging to different cultivar groups. They contain oxalic acid, so be sure to keep them out of reach in homes with pets or children! ⚠️


Begonia bowerae

How to care for Eyelash Begonia


How often to water your Eyelash Begonia

Water needs for Eyelash Begonia
0.5 cups
every 9

Eyelash 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 Eyelash Begonia

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Eyelash Begonia in your home

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

Eyelash 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 Eyelash Begonia in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Eyelash Begonia

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

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Care Summary for Eyelash Begonia

Eyelash Begonia

Eyelash Begonia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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

Eyelash Begonia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Eyelash Begonia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Eyelash Begonia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Eyelash Begonia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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globe Kippa-Ring, Queensland

This is my first begonia abs though I was hesitant, I’m thrilled at her progress. In a few months it’s grown from a handful of leaves to this bushy little creature. I love the “lashes” on the leaf perimeter abs the variegation on the stems too. It’s good at telling me when to water, her leaves sigh a little abs she soon perks up with a watering.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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