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Polka Dot Plant

Grown for its colorful foliage, the dark green leaves may be speckled with pink, red or white. Lovely in hanging basket, dish gardens or mixed containers. Pinch as needed to keep the plant compact.

Companion Plants


Gerbera Daisy

Hawaiian Ti

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Polka Dot Plant

  • Botanical name

    Hypoestes phyllostachya

  • Variety


  • Zone

    Prefers moderate home temperatures of 60-85°F (16-29°C)

  • Light

    Medium light (indoors)

  • Height

    5-12" (13-30 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Monthly spring, summer and fall.

  • Water

    Maintain moderately moist soil.

  • Bloom Time

    Foliage plant.

  • Maintenance

    Keep soil drier in winter.