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Begonia Maculata 'Wightii' - Polka Dot Begonia

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What To Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us!

Description

The Begonia Maculata 'Wightii' features large angel wing-shaped leaves that are olive-green in color and patterned with silvery-white polka dots on top. Leaves are a deep purple-red on the bottom, and legend has it this feature inspired Christian Louboutin’s red bottoms. This plant blooms large clusters of white flowers on a single flower stem generally during the growing season. It prefers bright, indirect sunlight, but can tolerate low light and will begin to wilt when it needs to be watered. This popular collectors plant is distinguished from the similar ‘Angel Wing’ Begonia by the white spots on it’s leaves being considerably larger, and it’s flowers blooming white.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Begonia Maculata Wightii
  • Common Name: Polka-Dot Begonia
  • Family: Begoniaceae
  • Native Range: Brazil

    Ed's Care Guide

    • Care Level: Advanced
    • Light: Prefers medium to bright, indirect sunlight, but can also tolerate lower light conditions. Keep plant out of direct sun.
    • Water: Soil must be moist. Requires more frequent watering in spring and summer. Avoid overwatering 
    • Humidity: High, >60%
    • Temperature: 67-85F
    • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
    • Feeding: Fertilize using ted liquid houseplant fertilizer every two weeks in spring and summer.
    • Propagation: Stem cuttings 
    • Growth: Grows upright. Leaves are usually asymmetric, extending to approximately 20 cm in length
    • Pests: Subject to mealybugs and whiteflies
    • Toxicity: Toxic if ingested by pets or humans
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