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About Begonia Maculata
The Begonia Maculata, also known as the "Spotted Begonia," is a beautiful and unique tropical plant that adds a touch of greenery to any indoor or outdoor space. There are several varieties of Begonia Maculata, including the Begonia Maculata Wightii, which is known for its silver spots on its large green leaves. With its delicate pink or white flowers, the Begonia Maculata is a stunning addition to any garden and is available for sale at many garden centers, home improvement stores such as Home Depot and Lowes, and online. The Begonia Maculata is a stunning plant that's sure to add some tropical flair to your indoor or outdoor garden. With its distinctive spotted leaves and delicate flowers, it's the perfect addition for plant lovers looking for something a little different. With proper care, this plant will thrive and bring beauty to your home for years to come.
* You will receive ONE (1) 4" plant in nursery pot, unless stated otherwise. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
Begonia Maculata Plant Care
The Begonia Maculata, also known as the "Spotted Begonia," is a beautiful and unique tropical plant that requires specific care to thrive. Proper care will help your Begonia Maculata grow healthy, lush, and vibrant.
When caring for your Begonia Maculata, it's important to provide the right conditions for growth. The soil should be kept moist, but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again to avoid over-watering and root rot.
Your Begonia Maculata will thrive in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, so it's best to place it near a window with filtered light or in a shaded area outdoors.
This plant prefers warm temperatures between 60-85°F, and can tolerate short periods of cooler temperatures, but not below 50°F. Keep it away from cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.
Soil and Repotting
The Begonia Maculata prefers well-draining soil and should be repotted every 2-3 years in the spring to provide fresh soil and room for growth. Be sure to choose a pot that's slightly larger than the current one, and use a well-draining soil mixture.
Begonia Maculata enjoys a moist and humid environment. If the air in your home is dry, consider using a humidifier or placing a tray of water near the plant to increase the humidity.
Your Begonia Maculata will benefit from regular feeding with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season (spring to fall). Avoid feeding during the winter, when the plant is dormant.
The Begonia Maculata has a moderate growth rate and can reach up to 2 feet in height and spread up to 2 feet wide.
Propagating your Begonia Maculata is easy, and can be done by taking stem cuttings in the spring or summer. Simply take a cutting of around 6 inches, remove the bottom leaves, and plant in a well-draining soil mixture. Keep it moist and in bright, indirect light, and soon you'll have a new plant of your own!
Begonia Maculata is non-toxic to cats and is relatively pest-free, but it can be susceptible to common indoor plant pests such as spider mites and mealybugs. Regularly inspecting your plant and treating any pests promptly will help keep your Begonia Maculata healthy and beautiful.