Polka Dot Begonia
4.6 out of 5 (155 experiences)
Also known as
Spotted Begonia and Trout Begonia
How to care for Polka Dot Begonia
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 located in Columbia, South Carolina.
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January 9th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Columbia is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
January 16th, 2022
Columbia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Columbia is expected to increase by 15.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energy per m2…
January 16th, 2022
This month, Columbia is getting an average of 7.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 4.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of day…
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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Columbia, South Carolina ⛅.
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.
What other plant parents say
She’s so pretty with the pink on the leaves, cute flowers that show up pretty often, & have a beautiful pink color. The care is easy; I’m looking for another begonia to join it. I did have a trellis to give her some support. Shes one of my very favorite plants.
This is just such a beautiful, fun plant! I have mine sitting in an east-facing windowsill and it’s thriving with the early morning light, and so far it hasn’t been fussy about watering either. It’s grown a new leaf just about every week or two, some are big and some are small. Such a lovely plant to watch grow with their beautiful spiraling buds and iridescent white dots!