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Polka Dot Plant Overview
Hypoestes phyllostachya is an evergreen perennial in the Acanthaceae family. It can be found in South Africa, Madagascar and south-eastern Asia. Commonly kept as houseplants for their beautiful, colourful and patterned foliage. This species produces attractively spotted, lance to oval-shaped leaves. It likes moderate to high humidity and doesn't tolerate drying out, water regularly or keep in a container such as a terrarium for optimal growth. Flowers are showy, coloured purple, these are produced in terminal spike arrangements.
How to propagate Polka Dot Plant
Stem cuttings in spring or summer.
H.phyllostachya may be treated as an annual and propagated by seed in spring.
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Other uses of Polka Dot Plant
Grown for their flowers and foliage.