Begonia maculata 'Wightii' is part of the Begoniaceae family and is native to south eastern Brazil. This Begonia is a terrestrial grower and is a cane-like species which can reach up to 1.2m. Leaves are lance-shaped and has slightly tooth-edged leaves, the upper-sides are green with white spots, while the underside is red.
Pot: 12cm diameter
Height: Approximately 20cm from base of pot
Also available in 7cm pot, approximately 10cm in height (from base of pot).
Secrets to success
Temperature: Ideally 10-35°C.
Light: Bright indirect light.
Watering: Water moderately during the growing season, allow potting mix to dry out a little between waterings.
Air humidity: Moderate to high humidity. Higher humidity can be achieved by grouping plants together, misting, using a humidifier and placing the plant on a watered pebble tray.
Fertiliser: Feed with a balanced liquid houseplant fertiliser; water with fertiliser every 2 weeks during spring and summer. Dilute to half recommended dosage.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.