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help to identify a balcony plant

Posted by wsenkowski Rome (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 27, 14 at 18:25

Hi everyone. I was given these plants a year ago, and they're doing fantastically on my balcony in a planter. They bloom constantly with little to no maintenance, shedding the petals on occasion, and seem to be resilient to all kinds of weather. I live in Rome where the temperature never drops below zero and is usually in a comfortable range (10 - 30 celsius).

My only problem is I don't know what they're called. Please help me so I can go to the garden store and get more! Thanks.

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RE: help to identify a balcony plant

Looks like a wax begonia...usually grown as a summer annual. Check if the flowers look like the ones in the link. Bob

Here is a link that might be useful: GUIDE TO HOUSEPLANTS - begonia care

RE: help to identify a balcony plant

Begonia semperflorens.

RE: help to identify a balcony plant

cut off the tall pieces .. and either root them in a glass of water.. or plant them in some good damp media .. perhaps in a baggie for a week or so .. no sun ...


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