Plant Care Polka Dot Begonia

Polka Dot Begonia

4.8 out of 5 (18 experiences)

Polka Dot Begonia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Polka Dot Begonia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Spotted Begonia and Trout Begonia

Taxonomy

Begonia maculata
Begonia
Begoniaceae
Cucurbitales

What other plant parents say

Polka Dot Begonia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 14
Polka Dot Begonia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 12
Polka Dot Begonia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 11
Polka Dot Begonia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 9
Polka Dot Begonia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Polka Dot Begonia has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 4
Polka Dot Begonia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Polka Dot Begonia has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Nerskine avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Polka Dot Begonia named Mando by Nerskine on Greg, the plant care app
04/09/2021

I really like unique looking plants and this fella is a great addition to my plant family. When I got him, he had quite a bit of frost damage from winter shipping to Michigan and post office delays, …

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@Bbplantmom
San Diego, CA
Rating of the plant Polka Dot Begonia named ollie by Bbplantmom on Greg, the plant care app
02/13/2021

A stunner! I still consider myself a beginner and was nervous to pick up one initially. However, it’s currently putting out 3 new leaves all at once. It was a lil crispy when I first got it, but noth…

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Ames94 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Polka Dot Begonia named Donna by Ames94 on Greg, the plant care app
03/30/2021

One of my top favorite plants by far!! I’ve chipped this baby down a few times when I think it’s given up, and it pops right back up. It grows quickly and gets very tall!

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@Plantsongb2…
Bayonne, NJ
Rating of the plant Polka Dot Begonia named Hope by Plantsongb2be on Greg, the plant care app
03/31/2021

It’s my Ford tone and I’m so in love! The dots truly look like real silver and it’s truly magical and just want I needed. I HOPE she is happy here!

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@Plantfather
Orlando, FL
Rating of the plant Polka Dot Begonia named marina by Plantfather on Greg, the plant care app
03/30/2021

my begonia is doing pretty well so dar! her polka dot leaves are so interesting n fun :p

Capejettymum avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Polka Dot Begonia named Ellie by Capejettymum on Greg, the plant care app
03/01/2021

With huge showy polka dotted leaves what’s not to love?

How to care for Polka Dot Begonia

Water

How often to water your Polka Dot Begonia

Water needs for Polka Dot Begonia
0.5 cups
every 9

Polka Dot Begonia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Polka Dot Begonia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Polka Dot Begonia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Polka Dot Begonia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Polka Dot Begonia may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Polka Dot Begonia in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Polka Dot Begonia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Polka Dot Begonia: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Polka Dot Begonia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Polka Dot Begonia

Polka Dot Begonia

Polka Dot Begonia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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