Identification: Can Anyone ID this please?

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by jtpa007, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. jtpa007

    jtpa007 Member

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    My sister's company fired the people that took care of all their plants and she took a bunch before they got thrown out. This one looked half dead, but I repotted it and then end turned green and now it is sprouting leaves, can anyone tell me what it is?


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  2. togata57

    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Golly! I gotta applaud its fortitude.
    Could it be a begonia of some variety?
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Looks like a Begonia to me, too. They're hardy little critters - good on you for saving that one!
     
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    LOL..fortitude, indeed!

    I'd cut the top off that stem (you can see where it was previously cut back) and re-root it in the same pot. The portion of stem just below where you cut will begin to sprout new growth. Even if the top you cut off doesn't make it...the remaining stem will survive and grow.

    It appears to be one of the Angelwing begonias.
     
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    Thanks for all the info, the plant is doing great now, it's got 3 leaves on top, I actually just repotted it today...do you mean I should cut off the new growth, or cut the top where it was previously cut?
     
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    If it actually is a begonia, and it appears to be such, I would wait until May when the full strength of summer is in high gear to aid in the new growth after a serious cut to the stalk. Then fertilize after the cut.
     

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