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Hypoestes phyllostachya/Polka Dot Plant

Hypoestes phyllostachya / Hypoestes phyllostachya
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Scientific Name: Hypoestes phyllostachya
Common Name: Polka Dot Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Lavender
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories:
Comments: Originally the plant has green leaves with white or pink spots. Now there are selection that are red and those that are pink with green dots or splashes in the leaves. It has long been grown in dish garden and is used as an annual in outdoor gardens. Does not tolerate direct sunlight. Mealybugs feed on it. Does not like tap water unless it has been allowed to set a day or so to allow chlorine to escape. Flowers of this plant are not very showy.