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Hypoestes phyllostachya - Polka Dot Plant

Genus: Hypoestes.

Species: Hypoestes phyllostachya.

Common name: Polka Dot Plant
Botanic name: Hypoestes Phyllostachya
Family: Acanthaceae

Originally Polka Dots were known for the bright pink spots which covered their dark green foliage. Now you can also find hybrids with bright red or white spotting. It originated in Madagascar.

In the tropics it is a perennial that can grow up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), leaves 2 inches long (5 cm). Pinch tips to keep bushy, as the plant tends to become leggy with age.

Prefers light shade / part sun. Needs regular watering, likes humidity. Propagated easily by cuttings.

Photos of this plant

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