Begonias are having a moment! Overlooked in recent years as being old fashioned they are now back in a big way! And it's not hard to see why as begonia's are some of the most beautiful, visually interesting plants you can grow indoors.
There is virtually no end to begonia variety. With over 1,000 species and many more varieties and hybrids, begonias come in countless colours, sizes, and shapes.
Some varieties of begonia houseplants are grown for their flowers while others are grown for their striking foliage.
The Begonia Maculata is an amazing plant with real 'Alice and Wonderland' vibes and is commonly referred to as the Polka dot Begonia - obviously nicknamed this due to the unique silver spotted leaves and red undersides. In fact, it is rumored that Christian Louboutin created his trademark red-heeled shoe to mimic the undersides of the Begonia Maculata!
Prefers bright diffused light away from the harsh afternoon summer sun. Enjoys higher humidity.
Keep moist of the warmer months but not waterlogged. Reduce watering in cooler months and allow the top of the soil to ever so slightly dry out in-between watering.
WE RECOMMEND PLANTING IN...
We have a stunning range of ceramic and self watering pots in sizes 12cm and above that this begonia will fit well within. Ideally choose a pot 2-3 cm larger than its current size to give it some room to grow. This begonia will look fabulous potted in one of the many colourful 17cm Mr Kitly self watering pots we have available.
**Note: The plant shown is an indication of how healthy and fabulous all of our hand selected plants are! Your plant may not be the exact plant pictured but it will be of the same quality.