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Topic: Houseplants & Indoor Gardening
Posted by Lore (firstname.lastname@example.org) from North Carolina on 2002-06-15 12:43:57
Begonia elatiorElatior is a hybrid that is best treated as an annual. Like many hybrids, they are manipulated by growers to produce a single set of beautiful flowers, but they are weakened after that. I suggest that you discard the plant and not feel badly about it.
Posted by Will Creed from NY on 2002-06-18 14:49:14
Quoting Lore: ------------
-Received this plant in full bloom. Kept near sunny window-but not in direct sun. Plant lost all flowers, and is slowly dying. Bits of new growth,but eventually dies. Can't find info on this particular type. Anyone know what I might be doing wrong. Stems are turning to jelly and dying. Don't even know if tuberous or what...Any help appreciated.