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

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Pic fixed

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 11:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
baby Rex begonias limp after transplanting
I was getting excited that my leaf babies had managed...
fieldofflowers
Newly bought a Rex Begnoia -
This appears to have smaller leaves. I had these before,...
jujujojo_gw
Cool photo editing for rex type begonias
Just ran across something I did a few years back and...
hcmcdole
Blackmore & Langdon Begonia bulbs The Worst
I purchased 10 bulbs from early this spring directly...
spacehunter
Eyelash begonia
I was given a mini eyelash begonia yesterday. I have...
Winnie12
Sponsored Products
Lotus Bath Towel - BEGONIA (BATH 30X56)
$54.00 | Horchow
Begonia Hanging Basket
Overstock.com
Kenroy Home Floren Copper Bronze Accordion Wall Lamp
Lamps Plus
Begonia Towel Bar
Signature Hardware
RenWil Begonia Ceiling Fixture
Beyond Stores
Montego Oil Rubbed Bronze One-Light Pendant
$94.95 | Bellacor
Begonia Blue 18 x 18 Stripes Throw Pillow
$57.95 | Bellacor
VIG Furniture - Divani Casa Laurel Modern Dark Grey Fabric Sofa...
Great Furniture Deal
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™