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Wax Begonias wilting

Posted by iprncess South Texas (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 5, 11 at 20:16

About a week ago I planted some wax begonias. They had been doing so well, but two days ago they started to wilt and sort of "lay down". I'm extremely new to gardening so I don't know if I should pull them all up and buy more or if they could be saved. I had some last year and loved them. I'd hate to see them die after a week. Can they be saved? A picture is below...

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RE: Wax Begonias wilting

That's an interesting picture, the leaves don't look too bad. If it isn't from overwatering it might be that they need a bit of protection after being re-planted into the ground. I think I would rig something up to shade them for a few days, no direct sun in other words, they may snap out of it. I have a neighbor who puts cut off bleach bottles on everything she puts in the ground because she worries about the effect direct sun might have on new plants. I do it myself sometimes, it can be a good idea and our spring weather here is likely a lot cooler than yours. Good luck!

RE: Wax Begonias wilting

Are those in full sun? The green-leaved, pink-flowered wax begonias do better in shade. The red-leaved (burgundy-leaved), pink or white-flowered ones do fine in full sun.

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