Begonia maculata, also known as polka dot begonia, is a species of begonia native to Brazil. It grows naturally in the Atlantic rainforest, with occurrences confirmed in the Brazilian states of Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro. Begonia maculata has green oblong leaves with silver dots.
Begonia maculata needs bright indirect light, well-aerated soil.
A Begonia Maculata is a plant that loves to be in moist soil. This means you should water it regularly. Depending on the season, this could be once every 4 days in the summer and every week to two weeks in the winter. Allow the soil to dry before watering again.
All of the over 1000 species of begonia are toxic to pets. After eating it, your pet's mouth will likely experience burning and vomiting may occur. The plant's juices and sap contain microscopic poisonous, needle-shaped crystals. The plant is considered mildly-toxic but the roots are especially poisonous.
Begonia Maculata / Polkadot Plant
A single Begonia Maculata in a 15cm plastic nursery pot.