Plant ID forum: Trailing Begonia ID Needed

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 27, 2013 4:19 PM CST
This is a hanging basket that is beginning to decline. I want to be able to save part of it. I don't know if it is a named one. The nursery where it came from doesn't ID its plants other than common name. Does anyone recognize it?

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 27, 2013 4:55 PM CST
Wow, very pretty! Looks like 'Witchlacoochee': Trailing Begonia (Begonia 'Withlacoochee')
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 27, 2013 5:23 PM CST
I thought so too at first, but the leaves seem different. I'll go look again!
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Bubbles
Feb 27, 2013 5:28 PM CST
Mine doesn't seem to have that vibrant green color. It is a more drabber grey. But if it is the same as yours, I'll never be able to pronounce it!
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plantladylin
Feb 27, 2013 5:48 PM CST
LOL, Withlacoochee is a river here in Florida: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withlacoochee_River_(Florida) I don't know how the Begonia got that name.
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Bubbles
Feb 27, 2013 6:06 PM CST
Okay, that's what I'm going to call it from now on. DH reminded me of the river I told him about in Biloxi, MS where I grew up (that he thought I made up after a Happy Hour). It's the Tchoutacabouffa River, another Indian name!
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purpleinopp
Feb 28, 2013 8:37 AM CST
Ha! I live near the Chocktawhatchee river... No two people say that the same way.

You should be able to snap off canes of your Begonia and stick them back in soil, if this Begonia acts like the ones I've had. It may need repotting if it's not doing as well as it was (but looks GREAT to me!) The hanging basket might be causing problems too. Is it one of those where the hole isn't at the true bottom of the pot (in a recess about 1/2" above the bottom surface of the pot?)
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 28, 2013 9:20 AM CST
No, it's a coir liner. I may just need to put it in a large pot, instead of the basket. We had quite a dry, hot summer and it seemed to decline. It's been really warm here and now it has turned cool again. I haven't put it outside yet. I'll check it again today.

CHOO-tah-kah-buff is "proper" pronunciation for Tchoutacabouffa and RIV ah for River (in MS)!

Thanks for help. Apppreciate it.
Name: Noel Calvert
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A gringo?Where?(does a doubletake)
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NoelCalvert
Mar 2, 2013 5:58 PM CST
Hey Bubbles, if the plant is starting to decline it might have exhausted the resources in the soil it has. The solution is to re-pot in a high mulch mix. Good luck. I have been collecting begonias since I arrived in Colombia, & I think my count is 3 wild collected, & 17 hybrids... I should take photos of all of them to post! With such a beautiful plant, I am sure you know to pot the plant at the same depth as before to avoid causing rot on the stem. Begonias are so finicky about staying wet... Hurray!
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Mar 2, 2013 7:46 PM CST
Thanks for suggestions. I have quite a few begonias that have lived outside during the spring, summer, and fall. This is the only one that has become finicky. I think I'll try a pot this summer.

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