We love the spotted Begonia Maculata, otherwise known as the polka dot plant, with its quirky silvery-white spots and deep red leaf underside. It adds personality to any plant collection and can grow to a meter in about 5 years under the right conditions. It also requires a reasonable level of care, making it an ideal house plant for those who want to develop their green fingers.
- Acidic/neutral soil
- Well draining soil
- Bright indirect sunlight
- Temperature 18-30 degrees Celsius
- High humidity >45%
- Pot size 12cm wide
- Foliage evergreen
About the Begonia Maculata
Believe it or not, those silvery-white spots on the Begonia Maculata are real! We think it's nature at her most playful.
This evergreen Begonia has beautiful angle wing leaves. It's native to Brazil and loves the heat, filtered light and moist soil conditions.
Our Begonia's are about 20cm tall. If you want to keep a compact look, you'll want to prune her back at least twice a year.
How to Water
You'll want to keep the soil generally moist, but very well drained so the roots don't become saturated with water.
Your Begonia will love humidity - a good misting or humidifier will help to keep humidity high. Be careful to look out for any bacterial or mildew build-up that will thrive in these moist, hot conditions though.
The Begonia Maculata will appreciate the morning sun more than a hot afternoon sun. Keep in a bright, south or west facing window that gets indirect sunlight.
You'll need to keep a warm room temperature of between 18-30 degrees to keep your Begonia happy too, but it can be grown outside during warm summer weather conditions.
The Begonia does well in sand, clay or loam soil that is acidic or neutral. A houseplant potting mix will work well, with additional perlite to improve drainage.
During the growing season, your Begonia will need to have a balanced liquid fertilizer at alternative waterings.
Look to re-pot annually to keep your plant happy and healthy.
During the summer flowering season, under the right conditions you'll see small clusters of while flowers with yellow centers blooming from a single stem. Otherwise, this evergreen plant will give you year-round colour.
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If your order is delivered on a pallet the driver is not expected to take the pallet back with them.
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Changing your mind?
If your return is within our policy below please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a return/refund/exchange
Our returns policy lasts 30 days if you change your mind. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.
PLEASE NOTE - If you want to return your order and it isnt damaged or faulty we would ask that you send it back to us. We can of course arrange a collection for you but the cost of return would come out of the refunded total. Please see below for returns charges for non faulty items.
Boxes / Cartons - £6.50
Palletised Goods - £24
These costs are in place to simply cover the cost of the return and you are more than welcome to arrange delivery of your order back yourself.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable)
- Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
- Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
Late or missing refunds
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Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a return for you
If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be emailed to you.
If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.
To return your product, you should email email@example.com and we will help arrange a collection for you.
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund and we have arranged the return, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.
If you are shipping an item over £20, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned items
Terms of Returns
For our couriers to collect the items the must be dismantled if furniture and re boxed if its a pot or fire pit. Unfortunately our couriers will not collect assembled items