English name:Polka Dot Begonia
Latin name:Begonia Maculata
I have pretty intelligently designed foliage, with white polka dots on my upper leaves and scarlet red beneath.
Useful to know:
I originate from Brazil.
I grow fairly fast and can grow to around 1m in height.
I like a lot of light, so place me in a bright room. But if my leaves discolour, it could be because I'm getting too much direct sun.
When my top soil is dry give me a very good soak. I love high humidity so a pebble tray works well.
I really hate the cold, so please make sure I'm neve in a room below 15°C.
Feed me all through late spring to mid autumn every two weeks. Every 5-6 weeks over the winter with a slightly dilated feed.
If I'm getting too gangly, cut my offshoots down and I should bush out nicely.
If I'm ready to be repotted, do so in a mixture of sand, clay, and loam.
Like all begonias, I am toxic when ingested.
During the flowering season (spring to autumn) I produce white flowers in a cluster on a single flower stem.