Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

The polka dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya) is a popular houseplant known for its colourful leaves adorned with polka dots that captivate the eye. Its leaves are a canvas of vibrant hues, covered with charming polka dots or speckles that captivate the eye. These dots come in many colours, including shades of pink, red, white, and purple, contrasting against the lush green backdrop of the foliage. Each leaf, typically oval or elliptical, bears this whimsical pattern, creating a visual feast that adds cheerfulness and personality to any space. The size and density of the dots may vary depending on the cultivar, offering a diverse array of patterns to suit different tastes. These quirky plants have easy care requirements and the ability to brighten up any indoor environment with their playful and eye-catching leaves.




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Additional information

Pot Size


Approx Height (incl pot)


Common Name

Polka Dot Plant

Latin Name

(Hypoestes phyllostachya)


Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out slightly between waterings, then water thoroughly until water drains out from the bottom of the pot. Avoid letting the soil completely dry out or sitting in water, as both can lead to problems.


Polka dot plants prefer high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, placing a humidity tray filled with water and pebbles beneath the pot, or using a room humidifier.


Feed your Polka Dot Plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Avoid over-fertilizing, as it can lead to salt build up in the soil.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is toxic if consumed

Light Requirements

Provide bright, indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can scorch their leaves, while too little light can cause leggy growth and dull leaves. Place your plant near a window where it can receive bright, filtered light.

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