Polka Dot Begonia
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Bagonia Maculata or Polka Dot Begonia is an intimidating houseplant that will likely make everyone fall in love with its magical looks. If you are looking for an unusual plant that attracts attention then this head-turning begonia is the perfect choice. The silver spots on olive green leaves seem unreal but behold, it’s the magic spell of nature. This beauty also goes by the name of Angle wing plant. It doesn’t end here, the underside of the leaves has a fascinating burgundy color, which is rumored to be the inspiration behind the Christian Louboutin’s trademark red heels.
Bright indirect light
Water twice a week
Toxic if ingested
Require 60%-80% humidity
Feed Bi-weekly in growing season
Repot after 2-3 years
Detailed Care Guide
Light: Bright indirect sunlight.
Water: Water twice a week. Never let the soil dry out.
Pet-friendly: Mildly toxic if ingested.
Humidity: This plant requires high humidity levels, preferably above 60%. Mist the leaves twice daily. If this sounds like a lot of work then invest in a humidifier or place the plant in a shallow tray of water and pebbles.
Temperature: Begonias like relatively warm temperatures. Above 65℉ is ideal.
Fertilizer: Since this is a flowering plant, feed every 2 weeks in the growing season for excellent blooms. Use a liquid fertilizer high in phosphorus and diluted to half strength.
Repotting: This plant grows best when its root bound which means that it's better not to repot until utterly necessary i.e., when the pot loses balance. Choose a pot not larger than 2 inches than the original. Regular houseplant mix is okay with relatively less perlite content.
Brown crispy Leaves: Underwatering your plant causes its leaves to turn brown from the edges and eventually become crispy. Begonias require two watering sessions per week. If this sounds like a lot of work then you can invest in a self watering pot. However if you are already giving enough water but the plant still doesn't seem happy then it needs more sunlight. Begonia maculata requires a lot of bright light to survive. Place the plant in front of a window.
What's Included ?
● Healthy plant pre-potted with premium soil.
Plant size: 30cm-40cm
● Decorative Clay pot (if selected):
Pot size: 12cm diameter, 13cm tall
● A care card with expert tips & tricks so that you never kill your houseplant.
● Plant arrives in a nursery grow pot nestled in your chosen planter.
● If someone is lucky enough to be receiving this plant as a gift, don't forget to enter your gift message at the basket. We won't include any paperwork with prices on!
Note: Each plant is unique; size, color and shape may vary slightly so all measurements are shown as a range.
Shipping & Return
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Express Shipping - AED 35:
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You can also have your package delivered on a specific day through express shipping at a cost of AED 35.
Plants and pots are fragile, and occasional damages are inevitable despite our efforts. If your order arrived damaged, let us know at email@example.com within 15 days so we can replace it as part of our 15-Day Customer Happiness Guarantee. Photos are required as proof of damage and to help us improve our packaging process. Otherwise, we cannot offer returns or exchanges at this time. If your damaged plant or pot is no longer in stock, we will refund you or offer a replacement. Due to the fragile nature of the plant, some imperfections are inevitable and can be caused by transport and handling.
Tip: Sometimes plants just need a little TLC after being in transit. One of our plant care experts may coach you through how to overcome something cosmetic, such as bent leaves.
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