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All About Begonias

By threegardeners
May 2, 2010

Begonias come in many shapes, sizes, types, and leaf colors. They make good houseplants, but they require a bit more care than the average houseplant. I rate them as an 8 out of 10 on the scale of difficulty indoors in the winter but they're 2 out of 10 outdoors in the summer.

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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
May 2, 2010 7:45 AM CST
... probably the plant I've killed most often - too bad, I think they're gorgeous!
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threegardeners
May 2, 2010 8:13 AM CST
They are gorgeous!

I've discovered over the years that the trick is to be happy to just keep them alive until spring. Some won't be pretty, but it's only a couple of months of bare stems and then they're beautiful again.
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
May 2, 2010 10:17 AM CST
You hit the nail on the head - they almost always die in late winter for me!
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