Question From: R. Bass - SOUTH CAROLINA
Q: My husband purchased a begonia and left it on the porch all summer and fall and winter. We live in coastal SC (zone 9). He watered it throughout the summer, fall, and winter. The leaves stayed green throughout the winter but it stopped blooming. Recently, he fertilized it and these long red sprouts began to grow but they don't look like normal leaves. I know now that he should have let it go dormant during the winter. I'm just wondering if I should cut it back or if the red sprouts will eventually turn into normal looking leaves and we should leave it alone? :)
I don't recognize the symptoms . I'd take a photo of it to your local independent garden center or nursery that sells these plants for accurate advice. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.