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My Dragon Wing Begonias Are Really Showing Out!

I have overwintered these Dragon Wings for two years. I can't believe that they are still doing so well. I simply cut them back and place them in a corner of our garage where they get northeast light exposure in the morning from a nearby window. I water occasionally.....but not too much. I don't want them to start growing too soon. Last winter was very mild here and they did start to grow....very spindly....and I was concerned that they would die when I put the pots out on the porch in the spring. I added some rich potting soil and some soil conditioner and dug it into the first few inches, working carefully around the plants. I trimmed back the longest stems because they were so weak. I waited a couple of weeks to fertilize for fear that it would shock them. It took them a while to firm up and green up and sprout new stems, but just look at them now!

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  • Marie S
    Marie S Canada

    those are beautiful, but they would grow here on Vancouver Island, BC

  • Valerie M
    Valerie M Independence, MO


  • Pat aka Queen of Thrift

    Thanks, Valerie. They are great performers. Not very demanding, either. What's not to love about them? :)

  • Teresa D
    Teresa D Snellville, GA

    I did not realize how great this plant was until this year. I won one. It was beautiful all season. Just bloomed and bloomed. I wish I had thought about overwintering it. I plan to buy more next season.

  • Luis
    Luis East Haven, CT

    Pat they look wonderful, mine are all gone

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