The Begonia Maculata, otherwise known as the Polka Dot plant is one of the most popular houseplants in demand right now. People want do know where you can get a Begonia Maculata, how do you propagate Begonia Maculata, everything.
But of course once you have a Begonia Maculata your next question is how do you care for one and with that you need to know how to water one.
Firstly, it is important that you water your Begonia Maculata regularly. They are not a plant that like to dry out so don’t wait for the soil to become bone dry and make sure you stay on top of waterings.
However, just like most plants it doesn’t like to be sat in water either or it could suffer from root rot. So make sure that your plant is potted in well draining soil with a drainage hole to allow the escape of extra moisture. You also want to allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings as long as you don’t wait for the soil to become bone dry.
In the spring and summer the air will be warmer and your plant will have entered its growing season. This means that it will use more water and you may have to water your plants more often. During winter the reverse is true. Growing will have slowed down so your plant will require less waterings to avoid it drowning.
This can be thrown off by heating systems in people’s homes so make sure you check the moisture levels of your soil and get to know when your plant needs watering and when it can be left alone for a bit longer.
Speaking of water, Begonia Maculata like moist air. It’s not just their roots that need access to water but the leaves need moisture in the air. They prefer to grow in humid conditions so try to recreate these in your home.