Light: Thrives in bright indirect light. Tolerates medium light but will sometimes stretch for the sun.
Temp: Average room temperatures between 60-80 degrees.
Water: Water when the top inch of soil is dry. Avoid getting the leaves wet while watering. Bottom watering is an option.
Humidity: Will tolerate dry air but benefits from additional humidity. To add humidity, it is best to use a humidifier or partially filled pebble tray. Begonias are prone to powdery mildew that can occur if their leaves are kept wet. It is okay to mist the area around the plant, but do not mist directly on the leaves.
Toxicity: Toxic to pets
Leaf crinkling or loss: indicates the plant is being overwatered.
Overly soft leaves: suggests the plant is being under watered.
Browning leaf edges: suggests the plant is overly dry. Do not allow more than the top half of the soil to dry between watering.
White powdery patches on leaves: Powdery mildew; remove affected leaves and increase air circulation around plant.