The Begonia Maculata is itself a real work of art. The polka-dotted leaves, to which the plant owes its name, appeal to the imagination. In contrast to other Begonias, the Polka Dot Begonia doesn't produce flowers, but it also doesn't need this attention-getting device. The Begonia Maculata will lend a cheerful, stylish touch to every home.
Begonias love moist soil but don't like their roots to be overly wet. Water the plant and give it some plant food now and then and you'll be rewarded with a beautiful plant. If the Polka-Dot Begonia receives too much water, the edges of the leaves will turn yellow and brown and the leaves may drop off.
Repotting is best done immediately after purchase or in the spring. The plant is in full growth in the spring and damaged roots can recover faster at that time. When repotting, transfer to an ornamental pot that is at least 15% larger than the original pot.