Polka Dot Plant
Hypoestes phyllostachya
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Mist every 3 days
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 5.6 - 6.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity poisonous

Origin

Climate humid subtropical

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Names

Other common names Flamingo Plant, Pink Polka Dot Plant, Measles Plant, Baby’s Tears, Freckle Face
Family Acanthaceae
Other scientific names Hypoestes sanguinolenta

Characteristics

Growth form subshrub
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • magenta
  • pale pink
  • pink
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Leaf color
  • green
  • pale pink
  • pink
  • white