Plant Care Guide Begonia

Difficulty Level: Low Key
Low Key

What is Angel Wings plant?

Also referred to as “Angel Wings,” Begonia is characterized by its bountiful assortment of vibrantly colored flowers. The color of its foliage ranges from creamy whites to bright reds and pinks, and it blooms in abundance when properly taken care of. Angel Wings are extremely popular due to their gorgeous Springtime aesthetic.

While caring for this succulent might be a bit more difficult than others, the work is well worth the reward. People of all experience levels are clamoring over the plant’s foliage, and so long as you can find a place for it to enjoy the sun and give it enough water each week, your home will be graced by the colorful goodness of the Angel Wings!

Light CareLight Care

Angel Wings prefers bright, direct light. Houseplants that produce vibrantly colored flowers often require direct sunlight, as it is integral to their strong color palette. When subjected to indirect light, the same vibrance may not be achievable. When given even less sunlight and left in a shaded location, the plant’s growth and overall health are put at great risk.

Find a space in your home that will allow the Angel Wings to experience bright, direct light. Areas near windows and glass doors would be ideal, as these offer the most sunlight possible. Avoid spaces that are prone to changes in available light, and make sure not to block out light via curtain as often as possible.

Water CareWater Care

Water your Angels Wings on a weekly basis. With beautiful foliage often comes extra care, and in this case, that care comes in the form of a strong watering schedule. Offer your plant enough water to moisten the soil in its entirety, but make sure not to leave it appearing soggy, as this could be a sign of overwatering and could easily lead to dangerous complications like root rot.

To check the water levels of your plant’s soil, place a water meter into the soil, where it will give you an accurate indication. If you do not own a water meter, stick one finger knuckle-deep into the soil. At this depth, you will be able to accurately account for the soil’s level of moistness.

Food GuideFood Guide

Like many other houseplants, Angel Wings is best off when supplemented with well-draining soil. This will allow for water to pass through easily without pooling and causing damage to the plant’s roots. Adding peat moss or compost is also useful, as it provides the plant with additional draining and a wealth of helpful minerals.

During the growing season, fertilize your Angel Wings once every 2 weeks using a water-soluble houseplant fertilizer, at half of the normal dosage. Do not fertilize your plant while it is flowering, and it is recommended that you find a fertilizer that is lime-free and contains high levels of nitrogen.

Staff Holy Grail Pro-Tip:

On top of being extremely low maintenance, the Begonia is capable of blooming all year long when given a proper, warm climate to thrive in. If you’re interested in taking advantage of that easy blooming process, make sure to keep your plant in a consistently warm environment, away from any drafty windows or doorways. Additionally, provide an extra bit of humidity for extra encouragement!

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