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Polka Dot Plant

Botanical Name
Hypoestes phyllostachya
Hardiness
Zones 10 to 11
Height
1 to 2 feet
Width
8 to 12 inches
Light
Bright indirect light
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Protect plants from direct sun to avoid leaf scorch
  • Pinch or prune for fuller growth
  • Pinch off any flower spikes because they detract from foliage
  • Propagate by cuttings
Problems
Powdery mildew, whiteflies, ahpids, mealybugs, root rot
Varieties
  • Carmina - bright red speckles
  • Wit - marbled white foliage
  • Pink Dot - pink spots
  • Confetti series - up to 8"; white, pink, red, carmine rose and burgundy rose
  • Splash series - large spots of pink, red, rose or white

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