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.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.
Pot: 12cm diameter
Height: Approximately 20cm from base of pot
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How do you care for a Begonia maculata ‘Wightii’?
Care for Begonia maculata 'Wightii' by keeping it in temperatures between 10-35°C. Find a spot with bright indirect light to place it and ensure that it has moderate to high humidity to live in. Higher humidity can be achieved by grouping plants together, misting, using a humidifier and placing the plant on a watered pebble tray. Feed with a balanced liquid houseplant fertiliser; water with fertiliser every 2 weeks during spring and summer. Dilute to half recommended dosage.
How do you water Begonia maculata?
Water Begonia maculata regularly, but allow the top soil to dry out before each watering, the soil should be somewhat moist but not saturated. Overwatering can lead to soggy roots, which can then lead to root rot.
How do you propagate Begonia maculata?
Propagate Begonia maculata by taking a cutting from the plant and placing it in water. Leave in a sunny spot for a week, or until you see small roots sprouting from the bottom of the stem. Once these roots have grown to 2 inches, the cutting can be removed from the water and planted in a pot with potting mix. Place the entire pot in a humidity dome or inside a plastic bag in a warm place, to give it the best opportunity to flourish. Propagation is not always guaranteed, so it’s recommended to wait until your plant is mature enough to take multiple cuttings to work with.
Is Begonia maculata toxic to cats?
Begonia maculata is toxic to cats as well as other animals and humans. For this reason, this plant should be kept out of reach of any child or animal who may decide to take a bite.