Begonia maculata, the polka dot begonia, is a species of begonia native to southeast Brazil. It grows naturally in the Atlantic rainforest, with occurrences confirmed in the Brazilian states of Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro.
The Polka Dot Begonia prefers a home with limited bright light. Too much direct sunlight will cause its leaf tips to brown and its color to fade. It does like bright, indirect light but will survive in less bright locations
The polka dot begonia prefers evenly moist soil, though it can tolerate slight dryness between waterings. Originally growing in humid and wet environments, this plant benefits from a well-draining soil mix. Avoid overwatering and ensure proper drainage to prevent root rot.