A highly desired plant, thanks to its unique appearance
The Polka Dot Begonia is a beautiful foliage plant with two-toned leaves and distinctive white polka dots. Maculatas have long crinkle-cut leaves which finish with a point. Their foliage is coloured deep green on top, with a deep reddish-pink overleaf. The Polka Dot variety has a series of perfect white spots on the top.
But there's another reason this plant is special. According to rumour, this Begonia inspired shoe designer Christian Louboutin to create his signature red-soled stilettos! You're not just getting a unique plant, you may also be taking home a slice of history and fashion!
Your plant will come in a growing pot that you can pop into your favourite decorative container.
Growing pot size: 12 cm
Overall plant height including growing pot: 20-25 cm
Toxicity: Keep away from nibbly pets and curious children
Key Benefits of the Polka Dot Begonia - Begonia Maculata
Purifying and Dust Trapping
- Plants with larger leaf surfaces like the Polka Dot Begonia are pro air purifiers. As part of their photosynthesis, they remove impurities from the air transforming them into the oxygen you breathe.
- Larger leaves are also excellent dust trappers, keeping toxins away from your lungs!
- A great plant for the bedroom or for those struggling with respiratory problems.
Plant Care Tips: Polka Dot Begonia
This plant thrives in humid, warm and bright environments, but keep it away from direct sun or it will scorch its leaves. Bathrooms and kitchens are the perfect rooms. Water it weekly and keep the soil constantly moist. Feed it twice a month during the growing season.
The Polka Dot Begonia Story
Part of the Cane Begonias group, they have asymmetrical angel-wing leaves and grow on bamboo-like stems.
Where is it from?
Polka Dot Begonias are originally from Asia, Africa and South America, most prominently in Brazil.
Who is the Polka Dot Begonia?
Also called Spotted Begonia, Clown Begonia and Trout Begonia due to their shape and pattern.
Good For You!
Humidity: Tropical plants like the Polka Dot Begonia love humidity, and because of that, they transpire a lot acting like a humidifier. Great if your skin is on the dry or sensitive side.
Self-confidence: Building a relationship with unusual plants and watching them thrive as a result of your efforts help increase your self-confidence and prepare you to better deal with life’s challenges.
Is The Polka Dot Begonia The Right Plant For Me?
Its unusual looks may give off the idea that they are picky plants, but once it's settled in the right spot (away from radiators and air conditioning vents) it will be fairly easy to care for.
How tall does it grow? This fast grower can reach 1.5 meters tall with the right care.
Fact: During the flowering season (spring to autumn) I produce white flowers in a cluster on a single flower stem.
A lovely plant that will add a spot of fun to your indoor oasis! Get your Polka Dot Begonia today!