One of the most photogenic houseplants is the Begonia maculata, also known as the Polka Dot Begonia. Definitely not your grandmothers Begonia, it is a real eye-catcher with its large angel wing-shaped leaves patterned with polka dots on top and a deep purple-red on the bottom side.
Plant Care Instructions
Scientific Name: Begonia maculata
Water: Every 5-12 days when the top layer is dry
Light: Part sun, part shade (bright, indirect light)
Humidity: This plant needs high humidity but avoid misting the plant
Clean: No need to clean this plant
Lifecycle: Perennial (lives for more than two years)
Repot: Every year
Toxicity: Toxic to animals
NOTE: At May Flowers, we use the app Planta for house plant care instructions and they have been wonderful for us! However, every home and environment is different and we encourage everyone to do their own research when buying plants.
Planta is a plant-care app which helps you look after all your houseplants. By following their care schedules, you'll never kill another plant! We are not paid by Planta, we just love them!