The polka dot plant is a stand-out and beautiful plant with brightly spotted leaves. The polka dot plant pairs great with other plants as it has a tendency to create contrast in the garden. This plant requires minimal maintenance, and is a great addition to outdoor gardens and indoor planters.
Latin name : Hypoestes Phyllostachya
Type of Plant : Flower
Sun Exposure : Part shade
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy
With leaves spotted and dotted with shades of white, pink, green or red, the Polka-dot Plant is a colorful and low maintenance addition to any garden. This adorable plant also looks great tucked in a planter with other foliage plants, or in pathway beds and rock gardens for added texture.
Growing a polka dot plant outside requires well-drained but moist soil with plenty of organic matter. Outdoor plants need little supplemental feeding but indoor plants should be fed once per month. Older plants tend to get leggy, but this can be controlled by cutting the canes back to lower growth and letting the plant fill in.