The Begonia Maculata is considered to be a non-toxic plant, however, they could cause light irritation and vomiting. So you could keep it around small children, but it's best to keep it out of reach from your pets. It's definitely not as bad as most other houseplants.
Water: A Begonia Maculata is a plant that loves to be in moist soil. If it's dry it's time to water your Polkadot plant. It doesn't like to be dry for too long, so make sure to check regularly.
*We recommend Bottom-watering, sometimes called reverse watering, is when you place a plant in a bowl of water, allowing the soil and roots to soak water from the bottom up. (Naturally, your pot needs to have drainage holes for this to work).
Temperature:Your Polka Dot Begonia will do well in average room temperatures between 60-80 degrees.
Humidity :Your Begonia prefers a humid environment but does not tolerate misting. Use a pebble tray or humidifier, instead.
Food :Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.
Toxicity:Your Begonia is considered toxic and not pet-friendly.
Tips: Begonias are prone to powdery mildew that can occur if their leaves are kept wet. It is okay to mist the area around your plant to increase humidity, but do not mist directly on the leaves and avoid getting the leaves wet while watering.