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Red Splash Polka Dot Plants

Hypoestes phyllostachya

This is a very popular little plant, and we think it is just adorable. The variegation on the foliage truly does look just like little polka dots, deepening the dark green to a velvety red color. Decorate your home by putting a Red Polka Dot Plant on a windowsill in bright indirect sunlight for the best show of color.

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Red Splash Polka Dot Plants for Sale Online

Red Splash Polka Dot Plant, or red Hypoestes phyllostachya, has dappled red leaves that truly look just like little red polka dots. Bring home some joy with a Polka Dot Plant. Add a splash of color to your houseplant collection today with this easy to grow gem of a houseplant.


Hardiness Zone: 10-11
Mature Height: 6 to 12 inches indoor, up to 30 inches outdoors
Mature Width: 6 to 12 inches
Classification: Tropical
Sunlight: Bright indirect light to filtered light
Habit: Spreading
Foliage: Dark green with red dappling
Soil Condition: Well draining
Water Requirements: Even moisture, likes to dry out completely between waterings
Uses: Perfect in well-lit places
Growzone: 10-11 Red Splash Polka Dot Plants Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Red Splash Polka Dot Plants

Before you buy a Red Polka Dot Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

What is the best light for Polka Dot Plants?

What is the best light for Polka Dot Plants?

Polka Dot Plants will display its brightest colors in bright, indirect light.

What type of soil is best for my Polka Dot Plant?

What type of soil is best for my Polka Dot Plant?

Polka Dot Plants prefer a loose soil with lots of drainage and organic matter. Mixing a potting soil with peat and cactus soil mix will introduce both of those elements to your potting soil.

How do I water Polka Dot Plants?

How do I water Polka Dot Plants?

Polka Dot Plants are very communicative since they will droop if they need more water, and spring right back up once they've had their fill. Let the soil dry out some between waterings. If unsure, check the top inch of soil to see if it is dry to the touch. If not yet, then it is OK to wait a little longer.

How do I fertilize Polka Dot Plants Plants?

How do I fertilize Polka Dot Plants Plants?

Polka Dot Plants will benefit from a 1/2 strength usage of a general purpose liquid fertilizer every few weeks in summer and again in the spring. Make sure to prune your Polka Dot Plants to maintain the shape that you want, or else they can grow to be too leggy.


Additional Information

Hypoestes phyllostachys are native to Africa and Southeast Asia. Freckle Face plants are a great way to add color to your houseplant collection.

This is the Red variety of the Polka Dot Plant. The dark green oval leaves are covered with deep red splotches, making the leaves mostly red. Grow them in a sunny window or a light shade outside in mixed containers.

In cooler parts of the country, they can be grown in full sun and are mostly treated as annuals and replaced each spring. Occasionally they benefit from being cut back, which helps them maintain their shape.

These plants do tend to become leggy even in the proper light. To promote a full growth habit, pinch back the top two leaves on each stem on a bi-weekly basis. This will also help the plant to grow healthier and more vigorously.


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