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#373212 Jul 15th, 2013 at 06:07 AM
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Some of the members on the forum identified it for me!
I opened up the door one morning and discovered this plant in my door frame. Someone had pulled it up out of potting soil, placed the root part in a Wal-Mart bag, and sat it there for us to take in. We get this all the time from a couple of our neighbors.. no stingys here! lol. Anyway.. I was looking around at pictures online and these look really beautiful when they bloom. Anyone had any? Would like to know what I can do to really take care of this plant.

There's two stems to it. One of them is about 16inches tall and the other is about 4 inches tall.. nearly 20 leaves or so on the plant.. I have it in a 6 inch pot.. again.. interested in learning about how to take care of this plant!

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AWB's prefer indirect sunlight indoors and partially shaded location when grown outdoors. They will not tolerate direct sun, full shade or breezy locations.
Since they are tropical plants, angel wings thrive on humidity. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy, more like a damp sponge at all times. A light mist of water each day or taking a potted begonia into the bathroom with you at shower time to bask in the humidity will encourage blooming. thumbup
During the active growing season (spring through fall) keep the plant fed with a steady diet of water soluble plant food mixed at one-fourth the recommended rate. As the plant grows, don't be in a rush to re-pot it as begonias bloom their best when they are slightly root bound. hifive
In the winter keep them away from the heat vents,, Dry air can harm a plant and bring spider mites, boohoo



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JWDCDad88 #374019 Jul 27th, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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Here is a pic of mine, it is outside and I will probably repot at end of season and bring in..

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Also my Non Stop Begonia, the big red flower

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JWDCDad88 #374026 Jul 28th, 2013 at 05:01 AM
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wowziers Beautiful Mary! I always have a problem with the lined baskets How do you keep it moist do you water dailey?? ( probably cuz I live here and it's so hot and dry boohoo)

We also have a forum called Gardener's Chat, you can find it under the Banter hall subforum there is a thread there called Blooming Fine, we post our outdoor plant blooms there as well thumbup


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JWDCDad88 #374028 Jul 28th, 2013 at 05:41 AM
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Thanks Diane...I will go check out the Gardener's Chat! I don't get a lot of opportunity to show anyone my plants, not enough visitors around here!


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