Polka Dot Plant | Hypoestes phyllostachya, 6" – PlantX US

Plants do not come in decorative pots shown. They will ship out in nursery pots. The plant will not be exactly like the image shown due to the nature of them being a living organism.

Polka Dot Plant

Hypoestes phyllostachya, 6"

$10.99
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Plants do not come in decorative pots shown. They will ship out in nursery pots. The plant will not be exactly like the image shown due to the nature of them being a living organism.

Quick Description

The polka dot plant is incredibly easy to care for with its ability to show us when they need water.

Key Information and Plant Overview

  • Other Common Names: Freckle Face, Flamingo Plant, 
  • Binomial Name: Hypoestes phyllostachya 
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Bright indirect to medium
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Pet Friendly: Yes

Are you looking for a pop of colour?! This is it. The polka dot plant is incredibly easy to care for with its ability to show us when they need water. Some say dramatic, we say thank you nature. Keep these plants consistently moist and provide bright to medium indirect light. The colourful foliage will stand out against your green oasis!

PlantX Top Tip: Prune regularly to keep their shape.

How to Care for Polka Dot Plant

  • Light: Bright indirect to medium light.
  • Water: Keep the soil consistently moist.
  • Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
  • Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F - 75°F)
  • Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
  • Propagation: Division
  • Repotting: This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
  • Cleaning Tip: Gently wash the leaves of dust and debris with a showerhead and remove any dead or dying foliage.
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic. But it’s always a great practice to keep plants away from pets and children.

Polka Dot Plant - Common Problems

My plant has grown like crazy but I like when it’s small, what should I do? Prune the plant regularly to keep its shape. Pinch back a couple of nodes to promote bushier growth. 

There are faded, yellow marks on the leaves: Your plant may have been too close to direct sunlight. Keep the plant in a location with bright to medium indirect light.

My plant is completely flat, what happened? It is showing you that it needs water! Water it accordingly and it should pop right back up. So cool!

Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.

Common Pests: Mealybugs, spider mites, and thrips.

Client Reviews

Polka Dot Plant
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