- Showy Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Above Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 12-24 Inches
- Pet Safe
Need a splash of color in your home? Then the Pink Polka Dot Plant is for you! This fun little tropical plant has vibrant-green leaves that don bright-pink “polka dots”. This plant goes by a lot of interesting names: Flamingo Plant, Freckle Face, Measles Plant and Pink Dot. It is native to Madagascar, but with a little bit of tender loving care, your Polka Dot Plant can thrive inside your home too.
Best Locations For Growing Pink Polka Dot Plant
Pink Polka Dot Plant is great for any room where you need a pop of color. Just make sure it gets bright indirect light and plenty of humidity. This plant is non-toxic, so you can place it in a child’s bedroom too. The plant is safe for cats and dogs as well.
Pink Polka Dot Plant Sunlight Requirements
The Pink Polka Dot Plant likes bright indirect light. A few feet from an east- or south-facing window is ideal.
Pink Polka Dot Plant Care
This plant likes rich soil with good drainage. An all-purpose organic potting mix will do the job. You can mix in some pumice or perlite to improve soil drainage.
It is also important to prune your Polka Dot Plant, as they can get a bit leggy. Use a pair of clean, sharp scissors and cut back branches before they get long and lanky. To promote bushier growth, cut or pinch back the top two leaves on each stem weekly. This can help the plant grow healthier and faster. Your Pink Polka Dot will also bloom sporadically, typically during the summer. You should pinch off the flowers to keep your plant focused on the growth of its vibrant foliage.
Watering Pink Polka Dot Plant
Keep the soil consistently moist, and never let it dry out completely, which can cause the foliage to wilt. On the other hand, soggy soil can cause root rot. Water your Polka Dot Plant when the top half inch of soil is dry. Slightly reduce watering in the winter.
You’ll want to provide humid conditions for your Pink Polka Dot Plant. A minimum of 50 percent humidity is ideal. You can place a wet pebble tray or humidifier nearby.
Feeding Pink Polka Dot Plant
Use an organic fertilizer that is designed for houseplants once a month during the growing season.
Pink Polka Dot Plant Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Above Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: Yes|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 12-24 inches|
|Mature Spread: 1-2 feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Pink|
|Foliage Description: Variegated, Pink and Green|
|Temperature: Above 50 °F (Above 10 )|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Pink Polka Dot Plant|
|Other Name(s): Polka Dot Plant|
|Scientific Name: Hypoestes phyllostachya 'Pink'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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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.
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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.