Begonia dregei 'Tweedle Dee'

chuwuti(6b/7a)April 17, 2013

I have had this begonia for about two years, and while it is still alive and growing leaves, it is also still dropping leaves. It never has very many leaves--currently it has 8 leaves on three little branches, and yesterday it had 10, so it dropped two leaves overnight.

The caudex is about 1.5" in diameter. Total height is about 2".

I've had it in a bonsai pot. For the past few months, I've increased the watering, because it dropped ALL its leaves when I let it dry out too much. I actually put it in a terrarium for awhile instead until it began growing leaves again, though I removed it after reading that it doesn't like things too moist.

I'm really frustrated with this plant. It's surviving, but it isn't thriving. What do I need to be doing differently??

Thanks for any suggestions! Sandy

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
woebegonia

How's it doing? It is so small are you sure it isn't under-potted? A few months ago there was a long discussion on the Houseplant Forum about this type of growth. If you find the site it's worth reading.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 8:42AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Anyone Know Anything About 'Phoes Chloe' ?
I've had it for at least 8 years - it died back during...
westy1941
Care instruction for a Dragon Wing Begonia
Hi I just bought a Dragon Wing Begonia at the grocery...
tkhooper
Would love an ID on this begonia
I'm attaching 3 photos- hopefully First one is of...
lorabell NC
Begonias in Miracle Gro Orchis mix?
So I was bored today and decided to replace 2 of my...
Nick Robinson
To re-pot Rexes or not?
As you can tell from the picture, I have three Rexes...
neuf
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™