- Spotted/Mottled Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Above Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 12-24 Inches
- Pet Safe
This cute little plant is an excellent choice for your home or terrarium. The White Polka Dot Plant is not very difficult to grow and provides eye-catching foliage that is sure to stand out against your other plants. It has a distinct variegated coloring, consisting of white and dark green mottling. White Polka Dot plants thrive in high humidity, warm temperatures, and indirect light. As terrarium specimens they can provide a splash of color and texture.
Best Locations For Growing White Polka Dot Plant
Grow this plant in a location where it will receive plenty of filtered sunlight and humidity, for example, a bathroom window next to the shower. The White Polka Dot Plant will be happy anywhere near an east-facing window, or a few feet away from a south window.
White Polka Dot Plant Sunlight Requirements
Polka Dot Plants prefer bright filtered sunlight. Two or three feet away from a south-facing window or near an east-facing window is ideal. If planted in a terrarium, ensure that the terrarium is receiving partial sunlight.
White Polka Dot Plant Care
These plants require higher humidity, somewhere around 50%. If you need to raise the humidity in your home, consider misting the plant or placing it on a humidity tray. Polka Dot plants can bloom during the summer months and have tiny purple flowers on long spikes. Make sure to fertilize this plant throughout the growing season, spring to fall. Provide this plant with an all-purpose organic potting mix with good drainage.
Watering White Polka Dot Plant
The Polka Dot Plant likes to have soil that is evenly moist at all times. Water the plant when the top half-inch of soil has dried out. Avoid letting the soil completely dry out since it will cause wilting. If it ever gets severely wilted, sometimes it’ll perk right back up with a good soak.
Feeding White Polka Dot Plant
These plants are heavy feeders. Fertilize regularly (about every two weeks) during the growing season, April through September. Apply a balanced, all-purpose houseplant fertilizer.
White 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, White|
|Foliage Description: Variegated, White and Green|
|Temperature: Above 50 °F (Above 10 )|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: White Polka Dot Plant|
|Other Name(s): Polka Dot Plant|
|Scientific Name: Hypoestes phyllostachya 'White'|
|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.
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.