Begonia maculata (Polka Dot Begonia)

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It's hard to believe the spotted leaf pattern of this polka dot begonia is real and not painted on by hand. Watch its new leaves unfurl and you'll see the pattern emerge, as if by magic.

Begonias like plenty of indirect light but don't fare well in direct sunlight. It's important to let them dry out between watering from time-to-time. Also worth noting that they can go into a dormant phase over winter. Ease off on the watering a bit and they will return to glory come the spring.

Please note, the planter is not included.


Water regularly and thoroughly so the water reaches the plant’s deeper roots. Allow the top soil to dry out between each watering and make sure the roots are never sitting in water for a prolonged period.

Light requirements

Requires plenty of indirect light but may suffer if it gets too much direct sunlight. A lack of light can lead to leggy stems/ low growth rate / loss of leaves.

Care tips

  • Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows. 
  • Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust.
  • Prune out any brown leaves or stems by cutting as close the next stem or the base of the plant as possible.
  • Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth).
  • For more detailed plant care instructions, check out our Plant Care 101 guide.


    South America



    Considered mildly toxic. Keep away from pets and children.


    Pot size: 12cm / Height: 25cm