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Polka Dot Plant, Freckle Face
Scientific Name: Hypoestes phyllostachya
Synonym:
Family: Acanthaceae
Polka Dot Plant, Freckle Face (Hypoestes  phyllostachya)
Hypoestes "Pink Flash"
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones as annual
USDA: 10b-11

Sun Exposure: Light shade to part sun

Origin: Madagascar

Growth Habits: Tropical perennial generally cultivated as annual, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), leaves 2 inches long (5 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water, likes humidity

Propagation: Easy by cuttings


Pinch tips to keep bushy, as the plant tends to become leggy with age.
The genus name refers to the structure of the flower. It comes from the Greek for "under+house".

Polka Dot Plant, Freckle Face (Hypoestes  phyllostachya)

Polka Dot Plant, Freckle Face (Hypoestes  phyllostachya)

Blooming Habits:
Small spikes of lilac flowers


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