The Polka Dot Begonia, or Cane Begonia, is one of the most beautiful tropical plants you can grow. It's easy to care for and perfect for a beginner gardener!
Begonia Maculata plant resists most fungal diseases like powdery mildew and root rot. It's also easy to propagate through stem cuttings.
Here's a quick roundup of Begonia Maculata care conditions for you to get started.
Well-Draining Soil Polka dot begonia grows best in aerated, moist soil with nutrients like loamy soil.
Frequent Watering Begonias should be watered frequently, but avoid overwatering. Water the plant when the top few inches of soil become dry.
Temperature Your Polka dot begonia loves warm temperatures between 65-86°F (18-30°C). Keep away from cold drafts or breezes.
Bright, Indirect Light Place your Begonia maculata in bright, indirect light – these tropical plants love lots of sunshine during the winter months!
High Humidity Even though Polka dot begonia can tolerate house plant humidity levels of around 40%, they enjoy humidity above 50% and can tolerate it up to 80%.
Sparse Fertilizer During late spring and summer, fertilize your Begonia Maculata at least once a month with an all-purpose fertilizer diluted to one-quarter strength.
Click on the link to learn how to propagate Begonia Maculata plants using stem cuttings and leaf cuttings.