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Hypoestes 'Polka Dot'

Hypoestes 'Polka Dot'

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The Hypoestes phyllostachya 'Polka Dot' is a vibrant and visually delightful houseplant, renowned for its speckled, polka-dotted leaves and lively character. The foliage is adorned with a mix of green and contrasting pink or red spots, earning it the common name "Polka Dot Plant." This plant features a bushy and compact growth habit, with leaves sprouting abundantly from the central stem. At full maturity, the 'Polka Dot' Hypoestes reaches a height of approximately 1-2 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Hypoestes phyllostachya

Common: Polka Dot Plant, Freckle Face Plant, Flamingo Plant

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-75°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: When the top inch of soil is dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.
  • Trim back any leggy growth and remove dead or yellow leaves to maintain shape and encourage new growth.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Acanthaceae family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 2,500 species.
  • Hypoestes is native to Madagascar.
  • The Polka Dot Plant gets its name from its unique, spotted leaves, which come in a variety of colors including pink, red, and white.
  • It's a popular choice for terrariums and mixed planters due to its colorful foliage and compact growth habit.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Medium Maintenance

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