Plant Care Tuberous Begonia

Tuberous Begonia

4.1 out of 5 (18 experiences)

Tuberous Begonia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Tuberous Begonia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

About Tuberous 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 x tuberhybrida

Also known as

Hybrid Tuberous Begonia

How to care for Tuberous Begonia


How often to water your Tuberous Begonia

Water needs for Tuberous Begonia
0.5 cups
every 9

Tuberous 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 Tuberous 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 Tuberous Begonia in your home

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

Tuberous 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 Tuberous Begonia in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Tuberous Begonia

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

Difficulty Level

Tuberous 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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Tuberous Begonia

Tuberous Begonia

Tuberous 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

Tuberous Begonia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 11
Tuberous Begonia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 11
Tuberous Begonia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Tuberous Begonia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Tuberous Begonia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Tuberous Begonia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Tuberous Begonia has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 134 XP

Super cute plant but can be temperamental with too much sun or too little water

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 845 XP

Its beautiful and did well in the shade of my tree during the summer. I brought it in to live on my dining room table for the winter

Blooms easily Blooms easily
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xp 143 XP
globe Columbia, SC

Hate this plant 🤦🏽‍♀️.. it was a gift🙄

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 918 XP

Beautiful blooms and I even was able to keep it alive all winter! Now it’s growing great and ready to bloom more.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
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leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 349 XP

I bought this bc how beautiful it was and worried it was dying a week after i bought it. turns out the flowers j replace themselves rlly fast! i’ve loved getting to see the colors change and the plant grow. it’s my one and only flowering plant and i totally recommend to ppl as their first flowering plant for those who usually j like plants for their leaves.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
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globe Tula, Tulskaya oblast'

looks beautiful and absolutely stunning❣️

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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