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Introducing Monsieur Begonia Maculata, a hunk who brings the funk with his serrated edgy leaves, the looks with his complimentary colour scheme and style with his metallic silver spots. A triple threat without raising a sweat! His spots will tie you in knots! 😎🌿😍👌
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The Begonia Maculata ‘Wightii’, also known as the ‘Angel Wing Polka Dot’ Begonia. Originally the Begonia Maculata comes from Brazil. This nice plant is a bigger specimen among begonias and it looks really playful with its plentiness of big white spots all around the dark green leaves. It is unique in the form of its leaves. Because it has olive green leaves freckled with silvery-white spots on its upper surface and a red-Bordeaux reverse. From late winter to early spring the spotted Begonia produces groups of flowers of ivory color.
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The Begonia Maculata, also known as the Polka dot begonia or spotted begonia is an immensely popular houseplant and for obvious reasons! The variety most commonly available in Australia has light pink flowers, while the Begonia Maculata Wightii is far more rare and more desirable to collectors, with the only notable difference being its white flowers. Despite it's popularity the Begonia Maculata can be a bit fussy at times so below we run through some care tips to give your spotted friend the best chance to thrive!
Begonias like bright indirect light but no direct sun. Sufficient light helps the leaves and flowers develop a more intense color. Insufficient light causes the plant to become leggy and prevents flowering. When light is too intense, the edges of the leaves of Begonia curl and turn brown.
Don’t overwater your begonias! Let the soil dry out almost completely between waterings. To monitor this, you can use your finger to poke into the top 5 cm of potting mix and feel the soil moisture level. An underwatered begonia can be revived by a good drink but over watering can lead to more serious fungal issues or root rot. During winter, when the plant isn’t in an active growing phase you should reduce watering frequency even more.
As with all plants, drainage is essential. Ensure that whatever vessel your plant is in, there are sufficient holes in the bottom to allow excess water to freely drain from the pot and away from the plant’s roots.
Most begonias will do fine with a normal to moderate level of ambient humidity. Keep them clear of heaters, aircon or draughty windows and door in the house - this dries out the air and can damage their leaves. If your begonia does show signs of humidity stress, such as browning or rolled leaf margins you may need to increase the ambient humidity. Some tips for achieving this include grouping plants together, placing pots on a pebble tray or - if you want to go all out - buy a small humidifier online and place it in amongst your rainforest friends!
N.b. It’s best not to mist your begonias, excess water sitting on the leaf can lead to fungal issues including powdery mildew and leaf spot.
Feed with liquid fertiliser fortnightly over the warm, growing period and not at all over the cooler winter months.
We recommend using our Plant Food available here.
Once a month you can wipe down the plants leaves using a damp cloth to clean away any dust that has collected and may be preventing the leaves from breathing. It’s completely normal for older leaves, lower down on the stem of the plant, to fade in colour and brown off as they age. Prune off any damaged or dying leaves using a sharp pair of scissors or secateurs so that the plant can put more energy into the newer, healthier growth.
All of the over 1000 species of begonia are toxic to pets. After eating it, your pet's mouth will likely experience burning and vomiting may occur. ... The plant is considered mildly-toxic but the roots are especially poisonous.
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– Delivery to a Parcel collection point is not possible.
– Please ensure the address you have nominated can accept deliveries on the weekend and during the week including holidays. We are not able to facilitate only weekend and only weekday deliveries.
– We are also not able to update with ETA on timings other than the above delivery window, as this does become quite hard for us to manage expectations.
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We will do our best when packing but please allow for some leaf damage during transportation due to packaging or climate change. If your plant looks like it has wilted during transit, we recommend giving it some water right away – this should help it to recover and settle in or reach out to our horticulturalists on Facebook for more help.
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