Begonia maculata is also known as Polka Dot Begonia. The undersides of its leaves are a dark red, and the upper side is olive green with silver dots. The plant produces white flowers in a cluster on a flower stem. It is relatively fast growing.
Begonia maculata is native to Brazil. It is also easy to cultivate. Its narrow, leaves have vibrant white spots that contrast dramatically with their olive-green surroundings. The undersides of the leaves vary in colour from red to purple. The two halves of the leaves are clearly asymmetrical. Begonia maculata produces clusters of more than ten white flowers that can be male or female with bright yellow stamens or pistils. All species of begonia are toxic to pets.