Angel Wing Begonia, leggy with single leaf on each stem

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  1. Athena of Detroit

    Athena of Detroit New Member

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    I was given a neglected angel wing begonia this summer. I nursed it back to health and the formerly dry and crispy leave are now beautifully green and healthy looking, however the plant is very leggy and kind of floppy with only 1 leaf per stem.

    Should I cut each stem back to 3-4 inches long? It is inside for the winter and seems to like the environment and light I’ve provided.
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    It's not a cane begonia, such as angelwing - the "stems" you are seeing are the individual leaf stalks, with the equivalent of a stem being the crown down near the soil line where the leaf stalks all come together. So don't do any cutting back!
     

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