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White leaves on begonias

I recently planted out my begonia plants that I started off from tubers. They looked fine when they first went out a week ago but now some have leaves that have gone limp and are turning white though they are all in new compost to which Miracle Grow and crystals to retain water have been added.

One had a leaf with little white spots on it and each spot had a hole in its middle. Any idea what is wrong? My neighbours are also complaining about white leaves on some of their plants.


  • i have the same problem planted in miracle grow compost from some bags i had left over from last year  bought my plants from 2 separate suppliers but same problem with all
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,879
    White leaves is caused by being too cold, I wouldn’t even think about putting begonias out until the end of May at least.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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