Begonia Maculata commonly referred to as the Polka dot Begonia, is undoubtedly one of the most strikingly gorgeous species of indoor plants. This exotic plant derives its name from its unique silver spotted leaves and red undersides.
The Begonia Maculata does well in a potting mix with good drainage using a soil mix with sand and clay. Keep temperatures between 67 to 70°F with high humidity and keep the soil a bit damp, but not overly wet when watering.
In fact, it is rumored that Christian Louboutin created his trademark red-heeled shoe to mimic the undersides of the Begonia Maculata. So, it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that this plant requires specialized attention and care.
On the upside, you will be rewarded with beautiful white to pale pink flowers late winter and throughout the spring season, and she will grow to a height of up to 1.5 meters. Here is everything you need to know.