- Light Requirement is Full Shade to Partial Shade
- Height 16-22 Inches
- Width 8-14 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Low maintenance plant with deep pink foliage!
The Polka Dot Plant has made its name as a striking and low-maintenance foliage plant that catches the eye with vibrant color contrasts. The Hippo® Rose Polka Dot Plant is an award-winning variety with deep pink and green foliage. This stunning combination steals the show in any planting. Native to Madagascar, polka dot plants are easy to care for, require less than six hours of sunlight, and are adaptable as houseplants.
The Hippo® Rose Polka Dot Plant grows up to 22” high, with a spread of 14”. The size, combined with its upright, bush habit, make it a perfect “filler” for containers. Combine them with upright grasses and flowers, and chartreuse spillers for a big-impact design. Or plant with bright annuals, hostas or vines in a shady garden for instant contrast and visual interest.
Hippo Rose Polka Dot Plant Care
Polka dot plants are native to warm climates, so grow them as annuals in your containers or garden beds. They are easy to take care of, but do require the top two leaves to be pinched back on a regular basis to promote a more bushy growing habit. The plant will bloom from time to time, and you can trim off the blooms to encourage the plant’s energy to remain focused on foliage growth. Water your plant any time the top 1” of soil is dry to the touch, and fertilize once a month.
Polka dot plants are also happy indoor plants, so bring your plant indoors before the first frost if you have the perfect spot to enjoy it. Bright, indirect light is necessary to keep the plant healthy. It will also want to stay quite warm, with an ideal temperature between 70-80°F. They also prefer a humidity level of at least 50%, so keep your polka dot plant on a pebble tray, or spray them every day to maintain moist conditions.
Hippo Rose Polka Dot Plant Spacing
Plant your polka dot plants up to 10” apart when in the ground, and 5-6” apart when in a container. If planting with other annuals, use a larger container to allow room to grow, and place it in a shady place when grown outdoors.
Hippo® Rose Polka Dot Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11|
|Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s) Green, Pink|
|Foliage Description: Deep 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 'G14160' USPP 29,842, Can PBRAF|
|Common Name: Hippo® Rose Polka Dot Plant|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
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.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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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
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.