- Begonia maculata 'Wightii'
Begonia maculata 'Wightii'
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
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: 14cm diameter
Height: Approximately 35cm from base of pot
Ceramic pot not included.
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.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.