- Light Requirement is Full Shade to Partial Shade
- Height 16-22 Inches
- Width 8-14 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Great outdoors or as a houseplant!
A small plant that makes a big statement, this Hypoestes phyllostachya will brighten a border or add color to container plantings. Grow this easy-care plant for its attractive pink and green foliage. It has an upright habit, with a height of 16-22 inches.
Hypoestes phyllostachya is native to Madagascar, so it doesn’t mind heat. It will survive in drought conditions with average watering. This is a bushy plant with oval, softly downy leaves. It is great in mass plantings in the border or as a filler in window boxes and patio containers.
Hippo Pink Polka Dot Plant Care
No deadheading or pruning is needed of this easy-to-tend plant. You can pinch it back if it becomes leggy. Plant it in average soil and provide an average amount of water. Its color is better when grown in partial shade rather than sun. Use a potting mix that is high in organic matter.
Hippo® Pink makes a great houseplant. Save them over the winter by potting up from the garden in late summer and keeping them in a bright window. You may want to use them as an accent plant in dish gardens. Because polka dot plants grow in the Madagascar rainforest, they will enjoy periodic misting indoors.
Hippo Pink Polka Dot Plant Spacing
Space them 6 inches apart in containers and 8-12 inches in the landscape. They have a spread of 8-14 inches.
Hippo® Pink Polka Dot Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11|
|Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s) Green, Pink|
|Foliage Description: Light Pink and Green|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 16-22 Inches|
|Spread: 8-14 Inches|
|Spacing: 6-10 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Use Types: Container, Houseplant, Landscape, Mass Planting|
|Features: Low Maintenance, Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Scientific Name: Hypoestes phyllostachya 'G14161' USPP 30,401, Can PBRAF|
|Common Name: Hippo® Pink Polka Dot Plant|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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