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Begonia Maculata, also known as polka dot Begonia, is a species of Begonia that is native to Brazil.

It has large, asymmetrical leaves that are dark green with silver spots on the upper surface and a deep maroon color on the underside. The leaves are slightly textured and can grow up to 6 inches long.

The plant has a bushy habit and can reach a height of up to 2 feet.

 

Care instructions:

  • Begonia maculata prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate low light conditions.
  • It grows best in well-draining soil that is kept consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • The plant benefits from regular misting to increase humidity levels and prevent the leaves from drying out.
  • Begonia maculata is sensitive to temperature fluctuations and should be kept in a warm, stable environment.
  • It should be fertilized every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
  • The plant should be trimmed back regularly to encourage bushy growth and to remove any dead or yellowing leaves.
  • Begonia maculata is sensitive to pests and diseases, so it's important to keep an eye out for any signs of infestation and to treat any issues promptly.

 

Propagation:

  • Begonia maculata can be propagated by stem cuttings or by division.
  • To propagate by stem cuttings, take a 3-4 inch cutting from a healthy stem, remove the lower leaves, and place the cutting in moist potting soil.
  • To propagate by division, gently separate the plant into smaller sections and plant each section in its own pot.

 

Height (incl. pot) approximately 30cmDiameter of the pot 12 cm

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