Hypoestes phyllostachya

Botanical Name: Hyposestes phyllostachya

Phonetic: High-Poe-Stess Fie-low-stak-yuh

Common Name(s): Polka Dot Plant

Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Madagascar
Plant Type: Broadleaf subshrub
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, ovate
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Colorful, green spotted with rose, pink, lavender
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Seasonal bloomer, summer
Flower Color(s): Lilac

Exposure: Part shade, bright indoor light, not direct sun
USDA: 10-11
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate:               
Height: 1-2 Feet
Spread: 0.75-1 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, powdery mildes
Soil: Organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils

Features: Attractive foliage
Uses: Houseplant, annual bedding plant

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