Polka dot plants (Hypoestes phyllostachya) are common houseplants with colorful foliar displays. They are highly hybridized to produce a variety of colors and types of leaf spotting. The leaves are dotted with darker spots in green and a base color of pink. Breeders have developed many other varieties, some of which have the green mottled spotting, but others are dotted with other hues. There are purple, scarlet, lavender and white speckled leaves.
|Common Name:||Polka dot plant|
|Botanical Name:||Hypoestes phyllostachya|
|Native To:||Africa, South East Asia|
|Soil:||Loose, Fertile, Sandy|
|Watering:||Twice per day|