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Polka Dot Plant

Hypoestes phyllostachya

Also known as

Flamingo-Plant, Freckle-Face, Measlesplant, Pink-Dot

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

12b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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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.

Special features of Polka Dot Plant

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves