A potted 7" Begonia Maculata, or Polka Dot Begonia, plant.
How to care for your new Begonia Maculata:
LIGHT: These rare houseplants grow best in environments with bright/indirect sunlight. Higher levels of light will promote strong growth and blooms. Prolonged exposure to bright direct sunlight may burn and scorch their leaves.
WATERING: Keep the soil of your new plant moist but not too wet. Water it regularly as it does not like for its soil to be dry for too long. Check the soil of your plant to see how dry/moist it is often.
HUMIDITY: Begonia's grow best in humid environments. However it is not recommended to mist your plant as misting/overwatering can result in powdery mildew and/or root rot.
TEMPERATURE: Begonia's enjoys warmer temperatures between 18-22ºC, but as long room temperature doesn’t drop below 15º it shouldn’t suffer. Avoid abrupt temperature changes, cold drafts, or placing it near a radiator.
- Yellowing or spotting leaves: suggests your Polka Dot Begonia has been overwatered. Make sure you properly drain your plant when watering and that you allow its top-soil to dry out during winter.
- Browning edges of leaves: indicates your plant has been scorched by direct sunlight. Make sure it receives bright, but indirect sunlight
*Note: Plants and planters may vary. Pictures shown are examples of style.