unknown plant - Knowledgebase Question

Kennesaw, Ge
Question by greenekj
September 6, 2010
I was given a cutting last winter and the person who gave it to me didn't know what kind of plant it was. I posted a picture on shutterfly.com. The link is www.mygardenneedshelp.shutterfly.com/24.


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Answer from NGA
September 6, 2010

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You have an angelwing begonia. It's a tuberous begonia (as opposed to a fibrous rooted bedding begonia) and it grows best in the shade. Keep the soil moist but not soggy wet. It will die down in the fall and when all the leaves and stems shrivel up stop watering and dig the tuber. Store it in a cool dry place until the spring. Repot in fresh potting soil and begin watering it when you see new sprouts developing on the tuber. Enjoy your new plant!

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