Angel Wing Begonia Plant Care Guide

Difficulty Level: Low Key
Low Key

What is Angel Wings Begonia?

There are a lot of beautiful plants out there but Angel Wings Begonia has earned a reputation as one of the most commonly kept house plants. Angel Wings, sometimes referred to as “Cane Begonia”, is a hybrid Begonia that results from the combined genetics of B. Coccinea and Begonia Aconitifolia. There are a number of Angel Wing Begonia varieties and they are all quite lovely! This is an incredibly easy plant to spot due to the unique white spots on its foliage and its gorgeous flowers.

The family of Cane Begonia is native to Brazil and consists of Angel Wings, Dragon Wing, and Superba. This group gets its name due to its Bamboo-like stem and can grow up to 10 feet tall. That being said, one of the things that makes Angel Wing Begonias such a fantastic house plant is that it's easy to manage their height. Angel Wing Begonia propagation is common practice for many growers because these plants are beautiful, resilient, and easy to care for. If you’re on the hunt for a unique addition to your home or office, this is a wonderful option.

Light CareLight Care

Angel Wing Begonia care is fairly simple. These plants have simple light requirements which give the freedom to keep it in just about any part of the room. These plants thrive in bright, indirect sunlight. We recommend keeping your Angel Wing in a well-lit room with plenty of windows, but out of direct sunlight. These settings can be kept year-round so you don’t need to worry about moving this plant every season.

It is important to remember that different types of Begonias have different light requirements. Rex Begonias are far more sensitive to light while Angel Wings are much more resilient. Wax Begonias can stand a great deal of direct sunlight but Angel Wings suffer in this setting. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves of this plant and too little light can stunt its growth.

Water CareWater Care

Having Angel Wing Begonias for sale isn’t enoug. We want to help you make the most of your experience with this plant, so lets tak a look at how you should water this plant. Water care for this plant is simple but it is important to remain diligent with Angel Wing water care. These plants love to live in moist soil. You don’t want to over saturate the soil with water as this can lead to root rot and a number of other issues. Instead, lightly water and touch the soil after the water has settled. This will give you an idea as to the moisture content of the soil.

Different climates call for different watering cycles, but in general, you should water this plant every day. On especially humid days, your begonia might not need water. Always check the top 2 inches of soil to gauge moisture content before watering this plant. If the soil is moist, wait to water until the next day.

Food GuideFood Guide

An important part of caring for this plant is making sure you maintain a consistent feeding regimen. Angel wings only need to be fed every two weeks but it is essential to use the right type of fertilizer. If you want to enjoy radiant, healthy flowers, then you should feed this plant a fertilizer that is a little bit higher in phosphorus.

People use different fertilization practices for their Angel Wings, but many find that fertilizing every two weeks is ideal.

Staff Holy Grail Tip:

Getting the right moisture balance for your Begonia can make all the difference. Too much water can lead to a number of different issues including root rot. Too little water and you might notice that leaf edge browning. Finding the right balance of moisture and maintaining a regular watering schedule will not only allow this plant to thrive but you will also be rewarded with a beautiful bounty of flowers.

-Atticus McKittrick