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May 24, 2020 6:17 AM CST
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Brooklyn, NY
I received a begonia wightii as a Mother's Day present a couple of weeks ago. I'm a beginner and don't really know what's normal or not, especially for this specific plant. Just looking to make sure it's healthy and happy :-)

Some concerns i have aré that the new growth i see seems to have some browning (second pic), one leaf has a little browning on the edge(first pic), some leaves are more wrinkled/twisted than others, Some have some rips or holes in them, and some leaves seem lighter And thinner than others (assuming these are the newer leaves.) Also, wondering if this is a good pot for it?? It has draining but the tray attaches to the bottom which feels weird to me??

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May 24, 2020 9:07 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Begonia leaves are easily bruised, torn, and damaged, especially during transport. Those "dings" are permanent, but new growth should be okay.

Keep your plant close to a moderately sunny window so it gets at least several hours of direct sun each day.

Let the top half-inch of soil get dry to your touch before watering it thoroughly. Excess water will collect in the attached saucer, but that should not be a problem.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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