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A plant that has been on our wish list for a while has finally arrived here at Anna’s! The Begonia Maculata or as many people call it, the Polka Dot begonia is a stunning head-turner that is adored for its olive-green leaves, contrasting silvery-white spots and crimson-coloured undersides. 

Native to the tropical forests of Brazil, this angel-winged cane begonia needs warmth, filtered bright light and consistent moisture. Being a cane begonia, the thick stems hold a bit of water so it is important not to overwater. The overall caring for Begonia Maculata is pretty easy except for its fussiness when it comes to humidity. When choosing a spot for your Maculata, a steamy environment that can mimic their native habitat will yield the best results.

Care & Maintenance for Begonia Maculata: 

  • Light: Bright, indirect light. Higher light levels will promote strong growth and blooms, but avoid direct sunlight.
  • Water: Keep the soil moist, letting the top half-inch of the soil dry out between watering. 
  • Fertilizer: Balanced water-soluble fertilizer 2-4 weeks when the plant is actively growing.
  • Humidity & Temperature: High humidity is important for plants happiness (>45% ideally). Happiest in 65°F (18°C) – 86°F (30°C).
  • Maintenance: Prune back at least twice per year to maintain compact growth. 
  • Blooming: Your begonia may produce clusters of white flowers from spring to fall. Repot annually in the spring to help promote growth.
  • Toxicity: Toxic to pets and people if ingested.
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Thank you to everyone who joined us for a workshop this year!

We find so much joy in passing on our knowledge and witnessing so much natural creativity. Please check back in the Spring for our next workshop series, and in the meantime happy crafting!