Help ID my plant!

giselle66December 30, 2013

Please help me ID my house plant...the leaves are beginning to fall and I am needing help in figuring out what it's lacking in its health! Thank you in advance!

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

It's a Begonia - one of the cane stemmed ones. There also appears to be a second plant in the pot, maybe a Kalanchoe. The House Plant Forum can help you on care but in general terms most house plant problems are caused by insufficient light, hot or dry conditions and too much water.

Here is a link that might be useful: House Plant Forum

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 2:45PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i could never perfect clay pots in my forced air furnace house ...

should root pretty easily ... if its the right type ...

ropot some new ones.. put in plastic pots ... get rid of the ugly one ...


ps: if its one of the bulbed ones.. i dont know about the rooting part ...

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 3:43PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Hi & welcome to Gardenweb!

This looks like an awesome Begonia to me, not the boring ordinary thing one would find at a BBS. IME with them, the roots rot so easily, so a clay pot is a fantastic choice. My cane Begonias also struggle with lost leaves during winter. When your plant can go outside for summer, it should look fantastic again. New foliage, usually a crop of new canes from the crown as well.

Though they like mostly shade during the summer outside, I try to give Begonias the sunniest possible spots inside for winter.

Someone in the Begonia forum can probably give you its' particular name.

Giselle, please excuse the following interruption in your discussion:
Ken, please stop telling people their plants are ugly!! Appeals to you in private have been ignored, where such embarrassing comments as this paragraph belong. Why would you get involved in yet another thread about another plant you know nothing about? It's beyond tiresome and annoying, and ridiculous. I don't come here to ID plants, but to indicate as such any wrong info you so regularly spew with utmost inconsiderate rudeness. Please, stop making a nonsensical spectacle of yourself and wasting people's time, especially yours!

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 5:41PM
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Thanks all so much! A Begonia!!?? So it should flower one day? ...And no insult taken from KEn...I love my clay pots! :-)
P.S. YEs! That's a baby kalanchoe plant creeping up down at base! :-)

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 5:59PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

They are easy to root (this kind has no tuber Ken). The long gangly stem could be cut in pieces and each one could make a new plant. The basal foliage could be left in place to make a nice bushy plant. A nice variety as regards the leaf shape and markings.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2013 at 4:37AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Agreed, easy to propagate, but I would do that outside this summer. I don't have much luck trying to do that on plants inside for winter. It should bloom, in theory, though some Begonias just don't do that much.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2013 at 9:22AM
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Begonia 'Gryphon' maybe? It's very pretty.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2013 at 9:48AM
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