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:
All year in tropic and houseplant and in spring as annual
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites
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
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:
General information about the flower
Purple small flowers that grow on stems