The Polka Dot Begonia has large angel wing-shaped leaves patterned with polka dots on the top side and a deep purple-red on the bottom side. The Begonia maculata is a relatively fast grower and makes an excellent indoor houseplant or terrarium plant.
Polka Dot Begonias thrive in bright, indirect light, although they can also grow in lower-light conditions. Prolonged exposure to bright direct sunlight may burn and scorch their leaves. They enjoy weekly waterings, keeping their soil moist (they do not like to get dry).