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What’s wrong? I looked for vine weevil but so far can’t find any so soaked it for a day it’s still got the flop?August 7, 2022 at 8:56 pm ReplyemmaoliverPrivate messageGreenhorn
It seems that you have overwatered the plant, are there any drainage holes in the pot? you might be needing to repot the plant in a terracotta pot.August 8, 2022 at 2:47 am Reply
Pot was bone dry so I stuck it in water for the day now it’s in a dry bucket slumped as it isAugust 8, 2022 at 2:52 am Reply
There was no rot in the plant I could see not in the roots and plant was in a bucket for six hours and looked the same as when I put in the bucket. So I either leave it in its empty bucket to dry out tonight or I repot into new compost without watering it.August 8, 2022 at 3:04 am Reply
I think the plant was unable to draw up moisture because it had become too compacted ith the now powdery ex compost.August 8, 2022 at 3:08 am Reply
I’m going to wash off all the compost re-pot it in fresh compost and see how we go. But I did think their would be more root on it than I found maybe the root found it too hard to draw up moisture.August 8, 2022 at 7:37 am ReplyJezzaPrivate messageGreenhorn
I had “the flop” once, as you say it… but I had caused it, dropping the plant and the stem broke. Well, put in water, got new roots, plus the old stump grew new shoots so I won out on that mistake.
In my experience begonia like well-draining soil, I recycle old orchid mix into my potting soil for those. So if you haven’t yet, add something to loosen the soil up a bit! But fresh potting soil will already do wonders, i’m sure.August 8, 2022 at 1:29 pm ReplyAugust 15, 2022 at 9:01 am ReplyemmaoliverPrivate messageGreenhorn
was the soil soggy or damp when you repotted it? repotting will definitely solve the problem, you just need to set a watering frequency like once in a week and then water again when the soil is dry.
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