Pot size: ⌀12cm
Most begonias need medium to bright indirect light. The better the light, the more flowers a begonia plant produces. Leaves and flowers drop off when the light is too low.
Water a begonia well and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. Too much water causes mildew, mold, and permanent root damage. Water dripped on the leaves may cause leaf-rot.
A Begonia needs higher humidity to thrive. You can increase the humidity by placing the plant on a wet pebble tray.
Feed a Begonia plant monthly with a fertilizer high in phosphorous at half of the recommended strength.
Begonia plants need a rich well-aerated soil that drains quickly. African Violet soil is a good choice.
Begonia maculata is poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children.