begonias - Knowledgebase Question

Hoffman Estates, IL (Zone 5A)
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Question by monisokool
June 24, 2005
I have several begonias. Some of them are wilting, and the leaves are falling down to the sides. Am I over watering? Should I dig up the bulp and start over? Can I save the plants?

Answer from NGA
June 24, 2005
If you have tuberous begonias, they will bloom all summer and into the fall. The stems tend to get bare and leggy so pinch them back when this happens. Begonias love moist soil; I don't think you're overwatering, as long as the container is well-draining. Pinch back the leggy stems and new flowering stems will grow in their places. Enjoy your plants!

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