Begonia soli-mutata

bluffheights90814May 7, 2007

Has anyone had a lot of success with this one? I have it in a greenhouse and it always looks so bedragled. Edges of leaves brown and not very robust. I have a feeling I need to re-pot it in a better quality potting soil to provide more nutrients.

Any suggestions from any of you out there with your successes with this one?

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Humidity is very key for this species. I put a cover over mine and it has responded in a very favorable manner.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 3:38PM
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greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

I completely agree with Butch. Mine struggles in the winter and goes to town in the summer. When I put a cover over it it does much better, until I forget to water it (too many plants, not enough time!) It's beautiful in the summer tho' with all our humidity.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 11:29PM
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