Begonia Maculata

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The Dirt

Begonia Maculata is an automatic show stopper! The leaves are green with a red underbelloy, but what makes this plant so special is it’s white dots. Hence, why it is also called – Polka Dot Begonia. Not only is this plant exotic but it is also fairly easy to care for and it can flower to boot. Begonia Maculata’s are rare and can be quite hard to find. Luckily, they can be propagated in soil or water. Sometimes, it is actually easier to grow one rather than keep a mature plant happy. Interesting, huh? These bad boys are fast growers and can grow to be around 3ft tall. More to love!

Part Sun

This plant likes most rooms with windows facing west or east. You could place it in a spot away from a very sunny window – as light intensity goes down quick as you move away from the light source.


Water once a week. Before watering, feel the soil, top layer should be dry, if not dry wait a day or two. If the soil still is wet you risk giving the plant too much water, you don’t want it to rot.

Pet Toxic

Only when ingested it may cause mild oral and gastrointestinal upsetness. Keep out of reach from pets and small children.

Begonia Maculata

Care Tips

Allow the top of the soil to dry out before the next watering. Let the pot drain completely before putting it back into pot/saucer

Water significantly less during winter

For it to bloom, you’ll need to fertilize with a diluted liquid fertilizer every two weeks. With this, you’ll get better leaves and blooms. Don’t fertilize in fall and winter. Remove the flowers when they’re done blooming so you allow for it to flower again.

Native to Brazil

Common Names

Polka Dot Begonia
Spotted Begonia
Trout Begonia

Botanical Name

Begonia maculata



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