Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Hypoestes phyllostachya, commonly called polka dot plant, is a herbaceous plant native to Madagascar. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant commonly used as a houseplant but can also be grown outside as an annual plant. The most common type has green leaves with pink spots, although it can range from white to any shade of pink to red. It may produce small pink/purple flowers that slightly resemble scented geraniums. Many different cultivars have been created with different foliage colors. This plant will not grow well in temperatures below 60˚F/16˚C. Hypoestes phyllostachya does best in partial sun.

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1 comment:

  1. Such a pretty leaf - they're very cool!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/orchids-variety-in-bloom.html