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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Begonia - Deco Daddy

Another begonia with a green issue.
Deco Daddy ain't so bad with the jagged brown frills which had a cobweb like pattern.

I thought this one was hardy but it was not.
It started dropping off all the leaves but none of the fallen leaves survived in propagation.

Eventually I managed to separate them into two section and both as doing just fine.
Just hoping the leaves grows bigger and stable.

I had also found that this one goes with many different names and have also have so many variants and similarities. I will have to go through and identify to figure out basically what are these.

As for now, the characteristics are quite unique.
This plant does so well and so no signs of sensitivity as it proves to be a good hardy plant for begonias.

I would recommend this for beginners.


Begonia 'Deco Daddy' is a compact rhizome begonia which has a striped burgundy feature on a star shaped foliage, foliage appears to have a spiral features at the center of with a reddish petiole. 

However this particular one is very sensitive to overwatering and any stress can be fatal for this begonia.

Some leaves have spiral formation and some don't but both are actually the same plant.

This was my latest begonia which was growing very well in this condition, I noticed the success was due to placing them on a balcony and was free from any water spray or rain on the foliage - watering was only done on a corner of the pot where it is free from any plant material - it was growing so beautifully until a stray cat came over and knock down the whole pot and broke most of the leaves from the rhizome - to make the matter worse, the cat started digging out the soil material and ruined the plant - I tried to salvage the best I can, first the plant appeared to handle the stress but eventually everything died and even the leaf propagation was not successful either and had lost the whole plant.

I might purchase this again and try my hands again as I'm more confident that these do very well in this balcony condition - with minimal watering and watering from a singular source area - few days once. 

Do click on the Link Above ☝

Here is the link where I had put together a list of all the begonias that I had come across. 
A database of all the different types & their characteristics.
Please click on the link on the title above for the post. 

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