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      One of the most photogenic houseplants is the Begonia maculata ‘Wightii‘, also known as the Polka dot Begonia, or Spotted Begonia.

      The Begonia  is a real eyecatcher with its large angel wing-shaped leaves patterned with polka dots on top and a deep purple-red on the bottom side. Another great thing about the Polka dot Begonia maculata is that this houseplant is pretty easy to care for. No need for a green thumb.

      Begonia plants come in many varieties and hybrids, in different colors, sizes, and shapes. Without a doubt, the spotted begonia is one of the prettiest begonia plants I have ever seen.

      The silvery-white polka dots on the Begonia maculata look almost unreal as if they were painted onto the deep olive-green leaves. Spotted begonias are part of the so-called cane begonias. Cane begonias have these a-symmetrical angel wing leaves growing on long bamboo-like stems. The Begonia maculata is a relatively fast grower and makes an excellent indoor houseplant or terrarium plant.

       

      Light

      Indoors, this spotted begonia likes bright, indirect sunlight. But it can also grow and survive in lower light situationsKeep your plant out of direct afternoon sun. If the polka dot begonia gets too much sun, the leaves can burn and dry out.

       

       

      Water

      Ensure drainage holes on the bottom of the pot so any excess water can escape. This helps prevent overwatering and root rot. Always make sure your pot has one or more holes on the bottom. 

      When you’re good to go, let’s talk about how often you should water your polka dot begoniaWater regularly, because the Begonia m does not like to stay dry too long. It likes the soil to be somewhat moist. But watch out for soggy roots, so allow the top of the soil to dry out before watering. Let the pot drain completely before putting it back on the saucer or in its cache pot. In spring and summer, when the Begonia maculata is actively growing, and the temperatures are higher with more light, the plant will need to be watered more often. They can be a little tricky to water in the winter. Just water less and less often. The Begonia maculata doesn’t go dormant, but it will slow down significantly over the winter. If you continue your regular watering regime through winter, it will be too much for the plant. Don’t drown your plant with good intentions and too much water.

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      Shippable and non-shippable products

      The products we are able to ship vary, but as a guide, we generally do not send the following via post:

      • Delicate or temperamental plants or plant-containing products
      • Large or heavy products
      • Any products not meeting the criteria of what is able to be posted

      Products that are able to be shipped will be packaged with protective insulation and covering in the smallest package possible. Plants will also be enclosed with damp sphagnum moss or similar to protect from dehydration and will be shipping without soil. We recommend paying for express postage for plant orders to minimise any risk of damage to the plant via post.

       

      Shipping and delivery for orders that only include non-shippable products:

      We can only facilitate delivery of non-shippable orders within the Perth metro area.

      We offer local delivery to addresses within 30km of our Subiaco location. Pricing for delivery is based on distance and order value - delivery fees are reduced for orders closer to our Subiaco location and orders with higher total order values. Orders up to $120 have a delivery fee of between $10 - $20 and all orders over $120 are free.

      There are three days on which we deliver orders - Tuesday and Saturday daytime and evening and Thursday evening. We will aim to deliver your order within 3 delivery days of the order being placed - please contact us if your delivery has any restrictions such as time of day someone is available to receive the order or access to the delivery point.

      Orders are able to be picked up at no charge. If you have selected pick up of your order, please contact us to arrange this in advance. Pickup is at our Subiaco, WA location and can be arranged any day of the week.

       

      Shipping and delivery for orders that only include shippable products:

      All orders containing shippable products only are able to be posted and will either be posted or delivered within 3 delivery days of the order being placed. Delivery and pick up of shippable orders will be the same as for non-shippable orders, and shipping will be via tracked registered post via Australia Post or Sendle. The arrival of your order, if posted, will then be subject to the postage service delivery time.

       

      Shipping and delivery for orders that include both shippable and non-shippable products:

      Orders containing shippable and non-shippable items checked out at the same time will be treated as one order, unless we are contacted to consider them otherwise, and are only able to be delivered to addresses within the 30km radius. If the address is outside this radius, the non-shippable products will be refunded and the remaining items in the order will be processed and shipped. 

        

      International orders

      International orders are only able to be shipped if the whole order is shippable. If any items in the order are non-shippable, they will be removed and refunded, and the remainder will be shipped. We recognise that countries have varying quarantine restrictions and specific processes that may need to be adhered to relating to importing plants. We do not, however take responsibility for researching these restrictions and assume that the buyer is aware of these if they are applicable. We accept an order from another country as an indication by that buyer that the plants they have purchased are able to be shipped into that country, unless we are notified otherwise.

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      Whether you'd like to have a look at our ready-made products in person, browse the products we don't have online (including a limited range of plants and succulent bowls, both filled and unfilled), or arrange a pick up or delivery, feel free to make a booking that suits your schedule.

      Appointments can be made for either our Canning Vale or Subiaco location, however availability at each varies from day to day.