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Posted 1M ago by @BabeVila

Plant ID help, please πŸ˜‡

Hiiiii! I found a random bulb, and I was like, let’s see what this is, so I planted it. That was a couple months ago. Now, it’s grown into this stunning little creature, but I have no idea what it could be! Greg thinks it’s a Strawberry Begonia, and I had no idea some begonias had bulbs/rhizomes! Is this a begonia? It totally looks like one to me, but I want to be sure. My other plant ID app says Strawberry Saxifrage, but it doesn’t look the same to me. What do you guys think? #GregGang #PlantID #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #HappyPlants #WhatPlantIsThis #babevila
6ft to light, indirect
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 13 hours ago
@BabeVila I'm agreeing with you that it looks like a begonia ☺️
Hey Shannon πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹ it's two names for the same plant as far as I can tell! Lol... So you're both right! πŸ₯°πŸ˜‚ Xx
@JenniB81 oh, wow! Interesting! Thanks 😊β™₯️
@BabeVila Hey Shannon it’s a tuberous begonia. It will have beautiful blooms. They come in all colors. Coral, red, pink & yellow. I couldn’t tell you which you have here. But she will bloom given the right conditions. They especially like outdoors in indirect shady areas. Keep soil moist but not soggy. As soon as she is more established, she would make a beautiful plant for a patio. After the season is over, you could save the tuber or bulb in a dry, cool storage area.
@Rockrlee Awesome! Thank you so much! I’m really in love with her leaves, the pattern is gorgeous 😍 You’re always so helpful with the ID and care stuff! πŸ’– Unrelated, but thought you’d like to know, the Zebrina I rescued from HD is now thriving and unfurled a new leaf a couple weeks ago, and now another one is halfway out of the petiole! It’s happy! I never thought I would keep an alocasia alive lol. Thanks for your help with that, too! πŸͺ΄πŸ€—πŸ’š
@BabeVila that’s so awesome. It is so rewarding to achieve a thriving status after a rescue. My Alo Zebrina Tigrina is a monster. But yet my Alo Zebrina is a leggy 3 leaf at best diva. She was exposed to πŸ•·οΈ mites in the past so idk if that has anything to do with it.
@Rockrlee omg spider mites are my sworn enemies! I am so vigilant for them now, since they took out 4 of my plants over the winter before I knew what was happening. I check my plants like a crazy woman lol. It could definitely be a factor, I’ve had some plants take a while to recover from those little demons. The leaves on your Tigrina are exquisite!
@BabeVila Look at that!!😍😍😍 Love the almost transparent look!!! 🀩
@BabeVila thank you. FYI: a πŸ•·οΈ mite trick I have learn from Leafydiva….Feather dusting is a very good way to keep them from developing & reaking havoc on your collection. I know it sounds simple but it truly works. A lite dusting on front & back of the leaves twice a month (I personally do it once a week) can disturb the life cycle. When your collection is getting big, you are bound to have a mite break out. I’m finding this method has definitely decreased the outbreaks. I specifically do this to the ones that I know those little suckers like.
@Rockrlee that is amazing and I’m definitely going to start doing that! I’m so tired of them lol. And you’re right, now that my collection is pretty big, it’s happening about once a month, particularly the ones near a certain window in the living room and my mom’s plants in her room. I’m going to dust tonight! Thanks again! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️