White Splash Polka Dot Plants for Sale Online
Polka Dot plants (Hypoestes phyllostachya) are easy to grow house plants that thrive in bright indirect light. This variety is known for its beautiful green and white speckled foliage! The white on the leaves start as small dots, and as the leaf matures, they combine to cover much of the leaf.
|Mature Height:||6 to 12 Inches indoor, up to 30 inches outdoors|
|Mature Width:||6 to 12 Inches|
|Sunlight:||Bright indirect light to filtered light|
|Foliage:||Green with white dots|
|Soil Condition:||Well draining|
|Water Requirements:||Even moisture, likes to dry out completely between waterings|
|Uses:||Perfect in well-lit places|
How to Care for White Splash Polka Dot Plants
Before you buy a White 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 White Polka Dot Plants?
When placed inside, bright, indirect light is preferred when growing the plant indoors. Southern or eastern-facing windows are best. When growing Polka Dot Plant outdoors the plant prefers a spot with some shade from the hot afternoon sun. If the sun becomes too bright it can cause the white coloring of the leaves to fade.
What type of soil is best for my White Polka Dot Plant?
Polka Dot Plants prefer soil that is well-drained. Any all-purpose potting mix will work. We found that Espoma Organic Potting Mix to be a great option. 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 Water Polka Dot Plants?
Polka dot plants also do not like to grow in soil that is always soggy. This causes root rot which will lead to the demise of the plant. avoid letting polka dot plants sit in saucers full of water. White 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 but it's best to avoid letting the soil dry out completely as this causes the plant to wilt and the plant to struggle. 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. Polka Dot Plants like a moderate amount of water during the growing season. Reduce the frequency of your watering in the wintertime as the plant will use less water as it will not be actively growing. Resume your normal watering schedule in the spring.
How do I fertilize White Polka Dot Plants Plants?
Polka Dot Plants will benefit from a full strength usage of a general purpose liquid fertilizer once per month in Spring, Summer and again in the fall. Make sure to prune your Polka Dot Plants to maintain the shape that you want, or else they can grow to be too leggy. Polka Dot Plants are heavy feeders. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor fertilizer can be sprinkled on the surface of the soil which feeds the plant each time you water or Boniude Liquid Plant Food can be used once per month at the labeled rate.
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 white variety of the Pink Polka Dot Plant. The dark green oval leaves are covered with bright white splotches, making the leaves mostly white. 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.