Angel Wing Begonias

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Asked by Referral8 on May 8, 2015
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.

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Angel Wing Begonia

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

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kh0001
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Fannie Moser Angel Wing

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

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kh0001
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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