Deets: This an eye-catching little plant with brightly spotted leaves that stand out against most other foliage. These plants do have a tendency to get leggy, so to promote a bushier growth habit, pinch back the top two leaves on each stem on a weekly basis. This also can help the plant to grow healthier and more vigorously.
Name(s): Hypoestes Phyllostachya; Common Names: Polka dot plant, freckle face, measles plant
Light: Indirect light is best, so a bright spot, but not in direct sunlight. Indirect sunlight simply means the sunlight is filtered in some way. Whether through a shear curtain or just being pulled further away from where direct sunlight can be found.
Water: These plants like a moderate amount of moisture in the soil at all times. Avoid letting the soil dry out, which can cause the foliage to wilt and the plant to struggle. But also never let the soil become soggy, which can cause root rot and kill a plant. A good rule of thumb is to water when the top half-inch of soil has dried out..
Grower: Beginners, Advanced, Expert; all types.
Pets: Non-toxic to cats and dogs
Size: 4" nursery pot.