Polka Dot Plant is belongs to the native of South Africa, East Asia and Madagascar. This plant can grow up to 3 feet tall. The Botanical Name of Polka Dot Plant is Hypoestes Phyllostachya.
This is an evergreen shrub. The leaves of this plant are spotted with white or pink spots depending on the particular variety. Leaves are looks like spray painting.
Care of Polka Dot Plants
Polka Dot Plant is very popular indoor plant. The leaves makes beautiful contrast to other plants. These plants produces bright colored flowers.
The Polka Dot Plant required moist soil. Soil should be moist but not soggy. A well-draining potting soil mixed with coco peat shall be an essential medium for better growth of plants.
Water these plants when top layer of soil get dry. These plants loves plenty of water. But do not over-water them. Over-watering causes Root-Rot.
Polka Dot Plants loves plenty of light but too much sunlight will fade the colors of leaves. Bright but indirect sunlight is ideal for these plants.
These are heavy feeding plants. Fertilize them once in every month with organic fertilizer.
The Polka Dot Plant thrives on temperature between 18-25 Degree Celsium.
It likes plenty of humidity. Misting twice in a day is also beneficial for plants. If humidity level is low, keep water tray near plants to maintain humidity level.
These plants produces bright colored flowers.
Pests and Diseases
The insect like Whiteflies, Mealybugs and Aphids can affect the plants. Use a solution of soap and water to gently wipe the leaves.
Polka Dot Plants are non-toxic to humans and animals.
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