Polka dot plant

Heavily-spotted pink or white leaves, as if sprayed with paint!
Common name : Polka dot plant
Scientific name : Hypoestes phyllostachya
Family : Acanthaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Low
Zone USDA 12b
Height 30 - 80
pH 6 - 7.2

Plant my polka dot plant

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my polka dot plant

Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Shelter my polka dot plant

You have to shelter or protect this plant for the winter season.

Put outside my polka dot plant

Take your potted plant out right after the last frosts.

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