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Begonia Help!!!
#98849 January 5th, 2007 at 06:40 AM
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I have no experience with begonias but I got a Begonia fuchsioides about a month ago and I'm keeping it indoors as a potted plant in basic potting soil. Within a few weeks, the blooms were no longer bright pink- they turnd white (with just a small linging of pink on the margins). And the blooms aren't lasting as long. I thought this may have been from too dark of an exposure so I just moved it a couple days ago. The blooms are holding on longer, but the color is still terribly dull. Will it perk back up? Please tell me what I'm doing wrong!

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#98850 January 5th, 2007 at 12:33 PM
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it probly is just too low light that makes the flower dull. or it could be that the plant was given a constant level of a bloom booster fertilizer while in the nursery but now that has worn off. you could try giving it a bloom booster type of fertilizer... but mostly that should help it keep the flowers.. begonias need that boost to keep blooming. so bright bright light - not hot mid-day sun.. and a good blooming fertilizer should help out a bit. they arent winter hardy so i'd keep it inside.. unless you're in zone 10-11..... Good luck! it's a beautiful plant

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#98851 January 5th, 2007 at 07:09 PM
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My flowers got lighter also in the winter.Its the norm.I let mine rest in the winter& start fertilizeing again in Feb& its back in bloom late April-May.My red blooms turn a dull pink& I have an angelwing that has coral blooms that are a soft pink proably close to your normal pink.The color will return when the days get long again.

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#98852 January 5th, 2007 at 07:13 PM
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My flowers got lighter also in the winter.Its the norm.I let mine rest in the winter& start fertilizeing again in Feb& its back in bloom late April-May.My red blooms turn a dull pink& I have an angelwing that has coral blooms that are a soft pink proably close to your normal pink.The color will return when the days get long again.

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#98853 January 17th, 2007 at 04:23 AM
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you have some nice pix


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