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Jun 15, 2020 2:53 PM CST
Greece
Hello, I got my begonia couple of weeks ago. I placed it in a semi light place in my balcony and water it every time the soil on the surface is dry (apx every 3 days/outside temperature apx 27°С). The problem is that the plant's leaves as falling every day, since the first day I bought it. Every day I clean the balcony from the leaves and the next day I find apx 10 leaves on the ground. What is my mistake? Maybe isn't this plant an outdoor plant? Thank you!
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Jun 15, 2020 11:31 PM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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Too much water. Begonias are succulent plants and very sensitive to moisture and fungus. Those leaves rot and then fall off very easy when given too much water. Cut back the water to about 1 time every 7 days unless your begonia wilts first, or let the top two inches dry well before watering.
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Jun 16, 2020 5:38 AM CST
Greece
I let the soil dry well before I water the plant, but it dryes very often as the tperature outside is really high. Moreover, the leaves fall before they get rot. That's why I am really skeptical.
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Jun 16, 2020 8:23 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Is the balcony location inside or outside?
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Jun 17, 2020 6:54 AM CST
Greece
The balcony is outside.
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Jun 17, 2020 9:50 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Temps may be too high and it will need to be in shade at all times during the day.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
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