Scientific Name: Begonia maculata
One of the most popular houseplants that has animated the minds of many avid plant collectors, the Polka Dot Begonia is one of those indoor plants that everyone seems to need.
Elongated olive green leaves are adorned with silvery-white polka dots. And with a purple underside to boot. This relatively fast-growing Brazilian plant produces a glorious white cluster of flowers from Spring to Autumn.
Place it in a warm spot with preferably some direct, yet soft sunlight. Over time, consider staking the plant as it grows taller, giving it support.
Essential house plant this.
Follow these Plant Care Instructions to keep your Polka Dot Begonia healthy and happy.
Water: Water thoroughly when the top 2-3cm of soil have dried out. Be very careful not to waterlog the soil (check for good drainage) as Begonia's are especially susceptible to root rot.
Light: Ideally some soft direct sunlight for part of the day, e.g. in the morning. Careful to prevent leaf scorching from intense sunlight.
Humidity: Normal room humidity should be fine with occasional misting during drier seasons, or if heater / air-conditioning is used in the space.
Fertilize: Every two weeks during the growing season (Spring / Summer) and cut back to monthly during dormancy. Use a good balanced organic Fertilizer.
Our Polka Dot Begonia comes in a nursery pot with 15cm diameter and fits best with decorative pots that have a diameter of 15-18cm. You can shop our pot collection here: Pot and Planter Collection
Find more information on our pot sizing guide here: Choosing the right pot
We use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:
Collections: 83 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.
Cape Town & Surrounds
R50 fee, delivery usually within 1-3 working days from order.
Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc)
R85 fee, delivery usually within 4-5 working days from order.
Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 1-3 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA)
Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver to rural areas, such as farms.
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