Ask a Question forum: all or almost all of my begonia plant's flower petals have browned.

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glamourgill
Jun 14, 2016 4:28 PM CST
Apparently, I need to remove ALL THE FLOWER PETALS. Is that correct? Also, I read some info on line that mentioned pinching the flower off and a little bit of the STEM along wth the flower? That sounds odd? Can you explain to me exactly how to do this?
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 14, 2016 5:30 PM CST
Welcome to NGA Welcome!


As a flower dies, the process of removal is called deadheading.

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/deadhead-begonias-44811.html

http://garden.org/nga/searchqa/answer/26142/

To make a plant fuller/bushier and encourage new growth and flowering is referred to as Pinching

http://www.begonias.org/Articles/Vol70/PinchingBegonias.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylF1n1M-O-o

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