Polka Dot Plant: Pink (Hypoestes phyllostachya)
This 8-12" pink variegated beauty is one of the easiest to manage shade plants or house plants you will ever come across! It's attractive foliage is best displayed outdoors in the shade as an annual, or indoors or greenhouses as a perennial. It is also great as a border or in containers.
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Also Known As: Flamingo plant, Freckle face, Freckle plant, and Measlesplant.
Grown as: 3-8 (Annual: Outside Shade Plant) or (Perennial: Indoors Houseplant or Greenhouse)
9-11 (Perennial Outside Shade Plant)
Maturity (Blooms): Mid Summer
Light: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Water regularly
Attracts Beneficial Insects: No.
Sow Depth: 1/8"
USDA Zone: 3-11
Produces: Foliage that is dark green and very heavily splattered with light pink.
Garden Uses: Annual bedding plant. Containers. Houseplant.
Outdoor plants need little supplemental feeding but indoor plants should be fed once per month.
Older plants tend to get leggy, but you can control legginess by cutting the canes back to lower growth and letting the plant fill in.