One of the rarest plants on earth combined with our eco-friendly Kokodama...a perfect match!
The Polka Dot Begonia a beautiful plant of two-toned leaves, deep green on top, a deep reddish-pink on the other side of the leaf, and the most distinctive of characteristics, white polka dots everywhere! This time in a biodegradable handmade coconut fibre bowl called Kokodama and with a special hanging rope to place it anywhere in your home.
Our eco-friendly Kokodama bowls are made in Sri Lanka in collaboration with local communities, every bowl sold will help projects that give school children a better future, and they are an eco alternative to displaying the most beautiful plants at home.
But what is the correct spelling?
Kokedama: A Japanese tradition, they are bowls made with moss on which the plant grows.
Kokodama: Our Kokodamas are based on the Japanese tradition but made with coconut fibre, hence the slight variation on their name!
Key Benefits of the Polka Dot Begonia
Purifying and Dust Trapping
The larger the leaf surfaces is, the better air purifiers they are. As part of their photosynthesis, the Polka Dot Begonia removes impurities from the air transforming them into the oxygen you breathe.
Large leaves are also incredible dust trappers, thus they will keep toxins away from your lungs!
A great plant for your bedroom or for those struggling with respiratory problems.
Plant Care Tips: Polka Dot Begonia
- Your plant will thrive in humid, warm and bright environments.
- Keep it away from direct sunlight, otherwise, it will scorch its leaves.
- Bathrooms and kitchens are perfect spaces for them!
- Make sure to remove the plant from your Kokodama before watering and place it back once the water is not dripping from the container.
- Keep the soil constantly humid. Feed with a fertiliser two times a month during the growing season.
The Polka Dot Begonia Story
The Polka Dot Begonias are part of the Cane Begonias group, you can easily recognize them thanks to their asymmetrical angel-wing leaves, bamboo-like stems, and of course, their most unique attribute... their dots!
Where is it from?
Native to 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!
Humidifiers: These tropical plants love humidity, and because of that, their leaves transpire constantly acting like a humidifier. These plants are great if your skin is on the dry or sensitive side.
Self-confidence: Your efforts in building a relationship with these unusual plants and watching them thrive can help you increase your self-confidence and build the habit of dealing with daily life challenges calmly and step-by-step, just as you do with your plant!
Is The Polka Dot Begonia The Right Plant For Me?
If settled in the right spot, meaning away from radiators and air conditioning vents, they will be fairly easy to care for. They are not as picky plants as they may look.
How tall does it grow? This fast grower can reach 1.5 meters tall with the right care.
Fact: During their flowering season, from spring to autumn, they produce white flowers in a cluster on a single flower stem.
A lovely rare plant that will add uniqueness to your indoor oasis! Get your Polka Dot Begonia Kokodama today!