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Begonia maculata


Begonia maculata is a cane-forming, houseplant begonia with silver polka dots on olive green leaves with crimson reverses and white flowers.

Begonia maculata is a cane-forming, houseplant begonia that captures your attention with eye-popping silver polka dots on bright green to olive green leaves with crimson reverses. White flowers have a tinge of pink. Requires well-drained, humus rich soil, high humidity and bright, indirect light.

Common Name: Polka Dot Begonia

Family: Begoniaceae (The Begonia Family)

Zone Hardiness: 10-12

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Spring - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Tropical forests of Brazil.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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