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Begonia Care

Posted by Alexander Holdinghausen on

Begonias are fun and lively plants that will add a splash of colour and intrigue to your space with their intricate leaves. Native to Brazil, these plants are easy-going and enjoy bright indirect light, warm temperatures, and moisture.

 

Light

Your Begonia will do the best bright indirect light. It will tolerate medium light but watch to make sure your plant does not become leggy and stretch for the sun. However, do not place in full sun, as the leaves can burn and dry out.

Water

Water when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

Humidity

Your Begonia prefers a humid environment but does not tolerate misting. Use a pebble tray or humidifier, instead.

Temperature

Your Begonia will do well in average room temperatures between 15-25 degrees.

Food

Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

Toxicity

Your Begonia is considered toxic and not pet-friendly.

Additional Care

Begonias are prone to powdery mildew that can occur if their leaves are kept wet. It is okay to mist the area around your plant to increase humidity, but do not mist directly on the leaves and avoid getting the leaves wet while watering.


 

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