Polka Dot Plant


Polka dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya), sometimes called freckle face plant, is an herbaceous warm-climate perennial with bright leaves. The most common polka dot plants feature green foliage flecked with pink, but varieties with purple, white, or red variegation are also available. Polka dot plant grows best in warm, humid conditions with bright, indirect light or partial shade.

Plant care: Prefers bright, indirect sunlight and a moderate amount of moisture in the soil at all times. Avoid letting the soil completely dry out. Water when top 0.5" soil is dry.

Comes in a nursery pot. Planter not included.

Botanical Name Hypoestes phyllostachya 
Common Name Polka dot plant, flamingo plant, freckle face, measles plant, pink dot
Plant Type Tropical, Perennial
Mature Size 1-2 ft. tall, 1-2 ft. wide
Sun Exposure Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Type Moist but well-drained
Soil pH Neutral
Hardiness Zones 
Native Area Madagascar
Pet-friendly? Yes