(Hypoestes phyllostachya ‘Pink’)
Pink Polka Dot Plant is a tender perennial flower that is native to Madagascar but is commonly grown throughout the United States as an annual or houseplant. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 24” and features 2” oval-shaped green foliage that has sporadic pink blotches. This plant can be grown in a container, and its attractive foliage makes it great with cut flower!
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Variety: Pink Polka Dot Plant
Also Known As: Flamingo plant, Freckle face, Freckle plant, and Measlesplant.
Native to: Madagascar.
Introduced into: Assam, Colombia, East Himalaya, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southwest, Norfolk Is., Panamá, Paraguay.
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: 2” oval-shaped green foliage that has sporadic pink blotches.
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.