Polka dot Begonia (Maculata Wightii)
Styled in Billie Pot Small
This is not your average hanging basket begonia but a tropical talking point! Begonia Maculata commonly referred to as the Polka dot Begonia, is undoubtedly one of the most strikingly gorgeous species of indoor plants. This exotic plant derives its name from its unique silver spotted leaves and red undersides. The long leaves have a lovely red backing as well as the striking symetrical patterning on the front. Warmth is the key with these plants this along with good light they will thrive.
Size (Can grow to)
Begonia Maculata grows to a maximum of about 1.2-1.5m tall. The leaves are usually asymmetric, extending to approximately 20 cm in length
Bright lit position out of direct sunlight. They do not like getting cold. Over the winter try not to let them sit in an area that will get below 15 degrees Celcius.
When the top is dry give it a very good soak. They love high humidity so a pebble tray works well.