Hypoestes phyllostachya "Red" 4"
Hypoestes phyllostachya, commonly referred to as the "Polka Dot Plant", is a flowering plant in the Acanthaceae family. Known for their brightly colored spotted leaves of various colors depending on species and variety. Spots can merge and change over time. There are numerous cultivars of this plant that have red colorations such as 'Hippo Red', 'Splash Select Red', the list goes on. Fun plant to have around to give an extra smile and perk up your day.
- Light - part sun to part shade
- Watering - even moisture to slight dry to the touch
- Soil - potting mix
Cultivars can vary. If you do have a preference in variety or coloration we ask that you come visit us at the store to hand select the one of your liking. When placing the order online we will select one for you and can not guarantee an exact coloration or variety.
Images are used for general reference only. The size and shape of each plant will vary. As well as bloom state.
Hypoestes - “Polka Dot Plant”
Light: Your Polka Dot plant will need bright, indirect light. But be sure to protect it against direct sunlight as it will scorch the leaves. Low light will cause the bright colors to fade and the leaves will turn mostly green and spaced further apart on the stem. Hypoestes plants can be red, pink or white.
Water: Keep the soil moist, but do not leave sitting in water. Dry soil will cause the leaves to wilt and fall off. Leaves may begin to wilt when the soil is dry, but usually perk up after a thorough watering. Allow the surface of the soil to dry out before watering again. Too much water can cause the leaves to turn yellow and roots to rot.
Environment: This plant likes warm temperatures and high humidity. So use a pebble tray with water in it or mist the plant regularly. A humidifier will also work and grouping plants together helps to maintain the humidity surrounding them.
Toxicity: Reported to be non-toxic
- This bushy plant grows quickly with bright light and can become quite leggy. Pinch back and prune the growing tips often in order to encourage branching to keep the plant looking full and compact.
Insignificant purple flowers may appear, but it's suggested to pinch them off because they can cause the plant to deteriorate after blooming.
- *When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.
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