Plant Care Trailing watermelon begonia

Trailing watermelon begonia

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About Trailing watermelon begonia

Trailing Watermelon Begonia is an herbaceous perennial native to Southeast Asia. It is most often used as a houseplant, in terrariums, hanging baskets or as a groundcover. It's a tropical plant that grows easily.

Taxonomy

Procris repens
Procris
Urticaceae
Rosales

How to care for Trailing watermelon begonia

Water

How often to water your Trailing watermelon begonia

Water needs for Trailing watermelon begonia
0.5 cups
every 9

Trailing watermelon 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 Trailing watermelon begonia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Trailing watermelon begonia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Trailing watermelon begonia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Trailing watermelon 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.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Trailing watermelon begonia

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Trailing watermelon begonia is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Trailing watermelon begonia

Trailing watermelon begonia

Trailing watermelon 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

Trailing watermelon begonia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Trailing watermelon begonia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
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@Kayladistler
leaf-1 39 Plants
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globe Newburgh, Indiana
05/31/2021

Water every ~3 days, likes full sun

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