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POLKA DOT PLANT - Splash - Freckle Face -Hypoestes

alt Polka Dot plants are grown for their colorful, spotted leaves. To keep your plant bushy pinch out the tips where new growth begins.

LIGHT: The color becomes more vivid in a brightly lit place with some direct sunlight. If put in a shady spot the leaves will be all green.

TEMPERATURE: Polka dots like temperatures between 60 - 70 degrees with a minimum of 55 degrees in the winter.

WATER: Keep the soil evenly moist. Water generously in the spring and summer and reduce the water during the winter months

In the spring and summer, these plants are often available in 3" and 4" pots.