Lookingglass Begonia

jan2443December 8, 2010

I have a Looking glass Begonia that has beautiful foliage but never blossoms. What am I doing wrong?

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JohnnieB(Washington, DC 7a/b)

I grew 'Looking Glass' for two or three years, a long time ago. It's a great foliage plant but I don't recall it ever once blooming for me. It's a complex hybrid with many species in its background but I suspect that like many cane-type begonia species and hybrids, it requires some kind of seasonal variation (temperature and/or day length) to set buds and bloom.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2010 at 11:22AM
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JohnnieB(Washington, DC 7a/b)

BTW here's some info (link below) on 'Looking Glass' from the American Begonia Society; note that it is described as a "shy bloomer".

Here is a link that might be useful: Looking Glass

    Bookmark   January 7, 2011 at 1:10PM
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