Houseplants forum: Seeking expertise

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usmanc
May 7, 2018 6:06 PM CST
Just curious if this plant can't handle excessive sun light? My wife left t outside for few hours. Here's before and after.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
May 7, 2018 6:23 PM CST
That looks like a variety of Begonia (Begonia rex) and they are shade plants.
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gasrocks
May 7, 2018 6:38 PM CST
Sure, blame it on the wife. Gene
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terrafirma
May 7, 2018 8:30 PM CST
Hahaha, gasrocks! Very funny!
I have a Begonia 'Sophie Cecile', that does quite well, "tolerating " a lot of sun. But I will admit that I "gradually " moved it to the "full sun" spot. I have found that a lot of the varieties can "handle" sun, if done gradually.
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WillC
May 8, 2018 9:57 AM CST
I agree with Tara, it is the sudden change in light that is most detrimental. Imagine what happens to your Minneapolis skin if you go to a Florida beach in mid-January without any protection!
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 8, 2018 10:38 AM CST
So sorry that happened. I can relate, I accidentally burn plants occasionally also. The damage should be temporary. The burned existing leaves can not heal but new ones should be fine.
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gasrocks
May 8, 2018 11:04 AM CST
I am anxious to move tropical plants outside for the summer. One place they reside is under 2 large maple trees. One year I learned not to move them out until the tree has a lot of leaves or too much light filters through and burns the plants. It has been a cold Spring so far. Maples are behind schedule. I will have to be patient. Gene
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purpleinopp
May 8, 2018 12:32 PM CST
I've learned that same lesson, Gene. In the spring, I find myself wondering where the shadows have gone that were there the previous summer, difficult to start re-acclimating plants w/o sunburn.
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gasrocks
May 8, 2018 12:43 PM CST
Hey, get some large car ports.
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sallyg
May 8, 2018 8:50 PM CST
I agree, using the tree leaves, has saved my plants from burning, also works out with avoiding frost.
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