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Sep 16, 2012 9:04 PM CST
|I bought this begonia for my mom years ago. Leaves are the size and shape of Papyrus plant, strange for a begonia. It finally bloomed tiny white blossoms on branching stems (probably because it finally got sufficient light and water.) It's been in that same 1 gallon can for years, gets no respect, but it doesn't complain. I wonder what it is and what it would do if cared for properly. Zone 9b, shade, gets misted but never soaked.|
Sep 17, 2012 8:27 AM CST
|Possibly Begonia parviflora|
Sep 22, 2012 1:21 PM CST
|Looks spot on (though mine is far from lush). |
So it wants to be in zone 11 Ecuador? No wonder it's grumpy in zone 9b desert. I'll take appropriate measures.
Thanks so much for your expertise.
Sep 23, 2012 4:37 PM CST
|They can be picky about the heat and lack of humidity....it is kinda hard to know for sure from a picture, but it certainly looks like it. you are welcome.|