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Hypoestes Care

Hypoestes Care

The most common polka dot plant on the market is the pink polka dot, but in recent years growers have introduced new varieties in colors such as white or red. They've also developed plants with deeper colors and brighter contrast, so your plants will pop even more.


Lighting: A Hypoestes, grows best in bright indirect light. Too much light or too little light causes the colors in the leaves of this plant to fade.

Water: Water a Hypoestes plant well and then allow the top 25% of the soil to dry out before watering again. Over-watering causes root rot. If the leaves of a Hypoestes droop, they quickly perk up after a little water.

Temperature: Hypoestes plants prefer warm temperatures around 75 degrees.

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