Top Questions About Angel Wing Begonias

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Questions About Angel Wing Begonias

Asked by
Referral8 on
May 8, 2015
Zone 5

Q. Pruning angel wing begonia

How can I keep my plant to a bushy shrub like appearance? I have several stalks that just grow straight up to five feet.

Answered by
shelley on
May 8, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

You can encourage your begonias to become bushier and more compact by pinching them. The following article will tell you how:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/pinching-plant.htm

For more information on the care of begonias, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/begonia/annual-begonia-care.htm

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Asked by
danaburkhardt7924 on
June 25, 2015
East Texas

Q. How do I get my begonia to bloom?

I have two angel wing begonias, from the same producer. One has beautiful foliage and blooms prolifically. The other has beautiful foliage and not a bloom. Both are side by side, get the same light, same care. Blooming one is in clay pot, non-blooming in plastic…has not been hot enough til this past week, long after the first one bloomed for the plastic to be too hot. What can I do?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 27, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

This is not an unusual event; two identical plants in the same growing conditions preforming differently.
You could add phosphorous to the plant to promote flowers.
Here is a link with great growing care information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/begonia/angel-wing-begonia-care.htm

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Asked by
dianneconner50 on
October 1, 2015
5-6

Q. Cutting back large angel wing begonia to bring inside

I have a large angel wing begonia on my porch. It is in a 5 gallon pot and is so large that I don’t have room to bring it inside for the winter. When and how much can I prune it back?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 2, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

You will need to bring your Angel Wing indoors to winter over, it will not survive outdoors in temperatures below about 45 degrees.
Angel Wings do not go dormant and will need lots of light to winter over. If the plant is leggy you can trim it back to a manageable and natural shape.
Keep the soil lightly moist and give the plant a light fertilizer feeding every 4 to 6 weeks.
I would ask for help to move the plant indoors.
Here are some links for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/begonia/angel-wing-begonia-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/begonia/annual-begonia-care.htm

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Asked by
Marynot on
November 12, 2015
San Antonio, tx

Q. angel wing begonia plant indoors

Have just brought it in house after a good blooming all summer. It is leggy and sparse. Fed it today for the first time. Can I cut it back or pinch it to shape it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 14, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

You should allow the plant to go into a dormancy period.
Very little watering and a cool, dark and dry location.
Don't fertilize during this period.

Here is a link that has more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/begonia/wintering-begonias-overwintering-a-begonia-in-cold-climates.htm

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Asked by
pugs4clu on
April 15, 2016
85940

Q. angel wing begonia

What causes an angel wing begonia to lose the bottom leaf on the stem when it gets a new leaf?

Answered by
kh0001 on
April 16, 2016
A.

You may need to change your fertilizer mix, lighting or drainage situation. Check this article to see if any of these situations might apply to you -- and let us know if you have any additional questions:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/begonia/angel-wing-begonia-care.htm

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Asked by
sherryjones22001 on
May 1, 2016
24263

Q. Fannie Moser angel wing

The leaves are falling off my Angel wing plant. What am I doing wrong? It’s an inside plant.

Answered by
kh0001 on
May 2, 2016
A.

Soil mix and lighting are key to growing this plant. You'll need to check each of these in order to narrow down what might be causing your leaves to drop (it's most likely light or the water situation). This article may help you:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/begonia/angel-wing-begonia-care.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 19, 2016

Q. Angelwing Begonia

Tips on taking care of overgrown, unkempt plant. Will the plant die if I trim it back to 2 feet when it is now about 6 feet and very spindly? I acquired the plant from an elderly lady who could not take care of it and someone must have watered it and staked the ‘limb’ as it became too heavy to stand up.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 19, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

No, the plant will not die if it is trimmed back. It will actually make it healthier and invigorate new growth.

For more information on the care of begonias, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/begonia/begonias.htm

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