Hypoetes, | Polka Dot Plant | Plant Care
Hypoetes, “Polka Dot Plant”
Latin: Hypoestes phyllostachya
Light: Your Polka Dot Plant likes bright, indirect light when indoors. When grown outdoors, polka dot plants like a spot with some shade. A planting site that's too bright can fade the foliage colours.
Water: Your Polka Dot Plant likes a moderate amount of moisture in the soil at all times. Avoid letting the soil dry out, which can cause the foliage to wilt, and avoid letting the soil become soggy, which can cause root rot.
Your Polka Dot Plant makes for eye-catching filler for arrangements and as a stand-alone plant with brightly spotted leaves that pop next to other foliage.
These plants tend to get leggy, so to promote a bushier growth habit, pinch back the top two leaves on each stem every week. This also can help the plant to grow healthier.