I have a bagonia rex and im having problem with it?
The leaves tips and edges are becoming soft and pinkish and eventually drying up i have right next to a humidifier and max setting in a closed lil room with rotating fans which eventually made the leaves become very wet so i opened a window as i read bagonias dont like wet leaves i water them every 3 days give or take but still the leaves soft areas continue to move closer to the center of the leaf could it be the humidity thats too high or too low or is it under or over watered i tried cuting the areas that were soft and hoping it would stop but as you can see from the pic it just keeps coming back from where i cut and moving closer the center of the leaf any1 know what this is as you can see the leaf that has the soft edge is pink and not brown like normaly would happen if underwatered the pink does harden tho and become crispy after a while
- BenLv 51 month ago
I imagine rot got into the leaf because it was too damp. You should remove the whole affected leaf, not just part of it.
More importantly, Begonia rex are not really meant to be kept in leaf all year. They are deciduous, and are meant to die back to their tuber over the winter. You then keep the potted tuber somewhere cool and dry but frost free over winter, then repot it and start watering it again in the spring, and it will resprout. That's what I do with mine every year.
- TavyLv 71 month ago
They like to be kept dryish and out of drafts. They don't last long indoors.