The perfect plant for terrariums and tiny tabletop displays, polkadot hypoestes are supercute and festively freckled in pastel shades. Planted outside in a shady tropical garden they can sprawl and spread, but inside you can keep them small and contained, to enjoy them up close.
Hypoestes phyllostachya 'Triple Splash' - polka dot plant APPEARANCE : Bushy, sprawling small tropical evergreen with multicoloured patterned oval-shaped leaves splashed in shades of pink, red, and white. USES: Ideal container plant for a shaded patio or indoors in a well lit room. Suited to underplanting in tropical style gardens. In gardens that experience frost they make excellent seasonal colourful bedding. PLANTING: Plant in a shady spot with indirect sunlight and regular irrigation. Prefers free draining soil or a good quality potting mix; humid air; and some shade to maintain strong leaf colour. CARE: Water regularly during the first 12 weeks and only if soil seems dry once established. Apply a slow release fertiliser yearly and liquid feed every three months for loads of vibrant foliage. Remove old leaves for a quick tidy up - wash hands afterwards as sap can be irritating to skin. Give leggy plants more light, or pinch out the growing tips to encourage bushiness - see our blog on How to Tip Prune for more on this. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 40cm H x 40cm W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. Your plants may be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on. You can see an example in the image gallery.