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Greece
Mar2002
Jun 15, 2020 2:53 PM CST
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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oneeyeluke
Jun 15, 2020 11:31 PM CST
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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Greece
Mar2002
Jun 16, 2020 5:38 AM CST
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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WillC
Jun 16, 2020 8:23 AM CST
Is the balcony location inside or outside?
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Greece
Mar2002
Jun 17, 2020 6:54 AM CST
The balcony is outside.
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WillC
Jun 17, 2020 9:50 AM CST
Temps may be too high and it will need to be in shade at all times during the day.
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Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
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