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The Begonia Maculata is a firm favourite amongst beginners and experts alike! They'll do best in bright indirect light, slightly higher temperatures and humidity and should be watered when the top layer of soil has dried out.
Pot size: 12cm
Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition.
|Bright indirect light but keep away from direct sun which can burn the delicate foliage.
||Bright indirect light if they are still actively growing.|
|Water when the top layer of soil is dry.
||Cut back on watering in the winter months.
|Prefers warmer temperatures and higher humidity.
||Try to avoid any drastic changes in temperature - keep away from cold draughts and central heating.|
|Feed once every couple of weeks throughout the growing season.||Do not feed in autumn and winter unless the plants is still actively growing.|
Common Name: Polka Dot Begonia
Scientific Name: Begonia maculata
Toxicity: Toxic to humans and animals.
Soil: Standard potting soil mixed with perlite, or equivalent, for good drainage.
Repotting: It's best to repot at the beginning of Spring when the plant has become rootbound - once every two years or so.
Propagation: These plants can be propagated via leaf or stem cuttings - just make sure you have a node!
Common problems: Can be susceptible to root rot and mealy bugs.
Care Tips: Place these on a tray of pebbles and water to increase humidity, and make sure to give them plenty of indirect light if you want them to bloom!
Fun Fact: Begonias produce one of the smallest types of seed in the world!
Other varieties: Begonia Tamaya, Angel Wing Begonia
Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments.