Polka dot white (pot)
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The polka dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya) is an eye-catching little plant with brightly variegated leaves that stand out against most other foliage. The most common polka dot plants feature leaves with a pink base color and green spots
The life cycle of the polka dot plant is typically completed within one year. However, if grown indoors, you may extend its life span by pinching off the flowers as they appear.Polka dot plant requires moist air and temperatures around 75 degrees Fahrenheit to grow well. Keep the plant in a warm location and boost the humidity. This can be done by creating a humidity tray, misting several times a day and grouping plants together. Plants transpire and humidify one another.The most common polka dot plants feature leaves with a pink base color and green spots. But there are several spotted or mottled varieties with purple, white, red, and deeper colors and brighter contrast, so the plants pop even more.
Types of Polka Dot Plants:
Splash’ series: boasts leaves in mixes of greens with splotches of pinks, reds, or whites.
Confetti: offers green leaves with spots of white, pink, rose, red, or burgundy.
Pink Brocade’: features green leaves with mottled pink spots.
Carmina’: has dark green and red-spotted leaves.
Polka dot plants are native to Madagascar and prefer a warm, humid climate, so they’re only considered winter .The only way to overwinter polka dot plants is to grow them indoors as a houseplant,” says Green.
polka dot plant is not long-lived, even as a houseplant. It has a lifespan of about two years. After blooming, it will quickly deteriorate and there’s not much you can do to stop it. This is just the nature of this plant.
Polka dot plant flowers, 6-inch spikes of inconspicuous pink to purple blooms, generally appear in late summer or autumn after the days begin to shorten. However, this plant tends to “go to seed” after flowering both literally and figuratively so it’s a good idea to keep pinching those buds off.
The leaves have a sprinkling of dots making them very decorous but never toxic as polka dot plants are safe for pets.
If you don’t want your polka dot plants to grow too leggy, it’s recommended to keep them in smaller pots. This helps limit their growth; they don’t mind being a little root-bound. If you do want your plant to go wild, you can grow it in a larger container.
If you want to propagate a polka dot plant with as little effort as possible, the water method is your best friend! Perfect for a plant that tends to grow leggy and may require frequent pruning like this one.
Grow polka dot plant in a bright or medium-light spot. It can tolerate bright spots indoors and doesn’t mind a little direct sun on its foliage. Polka dot plant tolerates low light fairly well, too, but we don’t recommend growing it in low-light spots for extended periods because it can grow tall and lanky.
As a result, your Polka Dot Plant will need to conserve energy and shed some of its leaves. To figure out if overwatering is the reason your Polka Dot Plant is losing some of its leaves, check the moisture levels in the soil immediately using a moisture meter.
Crinkly and curled leaves are commonly seen in Polka Dot plants. This is seen when the plant is exposed to too much direct sunlight. If the plant hasn’t been in direct sunlight then it’s probably a humidity issue.
Polka dot plant produces small, insignificant, purple flowers. These tiny lavender-coloured flowers are actually a sign of the beginning of the end for Hypoestes plants. After the flowering, the plant usually goes dormant or dies, which is a major drawback of these lovely plants.
Once a polka dot plant is planted, it will grow and reach its peak during spring and summer. Then, you’ll begin to notice some purple flowers growing, and that is when your plant will become dormant.
The polka dot plant is easy to grow but its main drawback is its short lifespan. After flowering, the plant becomes dormant and may die completely. The polka dot plant lifespan can be prolonged by picking the buds before they flower. This is a common action used by many gardeners who grow it as a houseplant.
In general, the polka dot plant is not poisonous. It’s safe for humans, dogs, cats, horses, and even wild animals. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise care around it, though. Children and pets like to put things in their mouths, and plants are no exception to that.
To sum up, bright, indirect light is bright enough to cast a shadow—though not a dark, clearly defined one—and to read by. It can be found near north- and east-facing windows or shaded south- and west-facing ones, as well as a few feet back from unshaded south- or west-facing windows.
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What makes it special:
Ø Polka dot plants are common houseplants with colorful foliar displays.
Ø Best for office desk, bedroom.
Ø You can propagate it at home in water.
Ø It is affordable, not as expensive as the other trendy plants.
Ø It’s very low maintenance and easy to care for.
Ø They have a moderate growth rate and remain relatively small once mature, especially when grown indoors.
Sr Item Name
1 Polka Dot/plant
2 4 inch (10 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black).
3 4.5 inch (11 cm) Ronda No. 1110 Round Plastic Planter (White)
Plant Height 1-2 ft. tall, 1-2 ft. wide
Plant spread 16-22 inches tall and 18-24 inches wide.
Common Name pink dot,freckle face, polka dot plant
Maximum reachable height grows up to 30 inches high
Flower colour Lilac or pink
Bloom Time Summer or early fall
Difficulty level Medium
Planting And Care
>Grow polka dot plant in a bright or medium-light spot. It can tolerate bright spots indoors and doesn’t mind a little direct sun on its foliage.
>Full sun or shade are tolerable, however the colorful leaves may fade or bleach in light that is either too low or too intense. Plants typically reach 16-22 inches tall and 18-24 inches wide.
>Moist, well-drained soil type is needed
Slightly Acidic to Neutral (6.1 to 7.3) is its soil pH
>Soil. Polka dot plants prefer organically rich soil with good drainage. An all-purpose organic potting mix is typically suitable for these plants. Mix in some pumice or perlite to improve soil drainage.
>A coarse soil, such as a cactus mix, will do fine fo a polka dot plant. You can even use general houseplant soil, although you may still want to sprinkle in some perlite to keep the mixture light and airy.
>It’s better to let the plant tell you when it needs water. Polka dot plants don’t like to dry out completely, so only water yours when the top half-inch of the pot’s soil is completely dry..
>Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
>Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
>Do not overwater the plant.
>Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Application of fertilizer
>Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
>Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.
>You can also use dry, granular, or powdered fertilizer.
>During the main growing season (Feb to May, July to Sept.) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
>Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants
> For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
> Polka Dot plant
> Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
>keep away from the AC Vents.
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location
>Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright light / Artificial bright Light.
> Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
>apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
>not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
Sunlight Natural indirect /artificial bright light
Watering Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
Temperature 18 to 24 degree Celsius
Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer once a month.
Polka Dot plant special features.
One of the rare indoor flowering plant and excellent air purifying plant.
Polka Dot plant uses
>It Beautifies Your house
>This provides a boost to mood and creativity.
>Its natural air filtration characteristics lower stress, fatigue, and sickness.
>Removal of toxins makes you more productive.
>It makes an excellent container or house plant.
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