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Polka Dot Plant

Hypoestes phyllostachya
Size Chart

Annuals & Perennials Size Chart

Annuals & Perennials Size Chart

Typically available from early spring to summer. Check with your local store for current availability. 

Mix of red, white and pink polka dot varieties. Makes a colorful filler in shady spots in your garden beds, borders, and containers. Is adaptable as a houseplant. 

Plant with New Guinea Impatiens


  • Landscape Size: 16"-22" tall, 8"-14" wide
  • Light Requirement: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade or Bright Indirect Light
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • USDA Zone: 10a or All as Annual
  • Growth Habit: Mounding
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attributes: Air Purifier

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Performs best in enriched, well draining soils. Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy. Pinch back at any time to maintain a more bushy and compact habit. When used as a houseplant, fertilize once or twice a year with an all purpose houseplant fertilizer. 




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