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Begonia Escargot needs help

Posted by bluerose007 none (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 2, 12 at 23:54

This is my 2nd Escargot which is rapidly deteriorating. I planted it under a tree all summer and it was just beautiful. Now that it is getting cold, I potted it up a few weeks ago and took it inside. It doesn't look like it's going to make it. All the leaves are falling off. I love this begonia but am having a hard time trying to keep it alive. What am I doing wrong.

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RE: Begonia Escargot needs help

That is the problem with Escargot - beautiful in summer, ugly and usually dead once you move it back inside for winter. Very susceptible to mildew in cooler weather too. Spray with a fungicide ASAP and remove infected leaves if you see mildew appearing or very blemished leaves. Find a place indoors that you can provide good light and lots of humidity - go easy on the watering indoors. I've got an Escargot inside one of the big clear pretzel containers you can buy now (Halloween) and rarely water it. I have another one outside but will be facing the same problems you have in a few short weeks.

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