How to grow Polka dot plant

Polka dot plant growing herbaceous subshrub of the genus Hypoestes also known as Hypoestes phyllostachya, Polka dot plant perennial evergreen or cold climate annual plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics, subtropics, mediterranean or temperate climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone: 11+ (as perennial) 5+ (as annual).

Polka dot plant leaves

Leaves colorful the color can be: red, pink, green, brown, white or purple, spot different color or shade that the color of the leaves and spot create patterns, the color organized in spots or dots.

Flower color purple the flowers small and grow on stems.

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Requirements for Polka dot plant growing and care:

More than 15C, well-drained soil, humidity

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
To get the same as the mother plant recommend

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year in tropic and houseplant and in spring as annual

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
15-40 cm, 6-16 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Purple small flowers that grow on stems

Scientific name:

Hypoestes phyllostachya

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

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Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone