Begonia sad

mamster(6b)May 31, 2013

Can someone tell me please what to do with my begonia it looks sad in some areas & beautiful in others am I killing it?
Thanks so much

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hcmcdole(z7)

This looks like a Hiemalis (Reiger/Rieger) begonia which are typically treated as annuals but there are many people who can grow these as perennials.

If your soil is wet then I'd back off and let it dry some. Cut the edges of any ugly leaves. If the leaf is old just remove the entire leaf (it will encourage new growth). Same thing for the blooms. Once they start aging it is time to deadhead them.

Continue searching for people and their success stories with this type of begonia.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 12:57PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Pic fixed

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 11:34PM
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mocropot

I think it might be overwatered or the pot is too large ( can not see from the picture) or too hot. I lost one due to overwatering.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 11:56PM
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gregsytch(z9b Tampa Bay)

These types of begonias have short lives, and yes, used as annuals. They detest wet feet.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 8:47PM
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