Hypoestes Seeds - Pink Polka Dot
USDA Zones: 9
Height: 8 - 12 inches
Bloom Season: Insignificant
Foliage Color: Dark Green w/ Pink
Environment: Partial shade to full shade
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Sowing Rate: 8 - 10 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 - 16 inches
Care & Maintenance: Hypoestes
Hypoestes (Hypoestes Sanguinolenta Pink Polka Dot) - Grown for its variegated, attractive foliage, use this delightful plant indoors as a perennial or outdoors in the shade garden as an annual. Hypoestes Pink Polka Dot plant grows readily from flower seeds and will reach just 8 - 12 inches tall and 9 inches wide. One of the most effortless house plants or shade plants you will ever grow. An annual foliage plant (or greenhouse perennial), it springs right up from flower seed, quickly reaching its mature size. The large, pointed leaves arise from the central stem, creating a neat rosette that looks lovely in the front of the border or in containers of all sizes. The foliage is dark green very heavily splattered with light pink, so that on most leaves, only the midrib and veining remain green.
Hypoestes Pink Polka Dot is a great choice to mix in with with other foliage plants in the shade. Its pink will sure stand out amongst other plants and give your beds a unique look. Pink Polka Dot will give months of color and enjoyment in the house too! Sow Polka Dot plant seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before frost season has passed. Use well-draining potting soil and gently press Hypoestes seeds into soil. Covering with plastic wrap to hold in heat and moisture is helpful. Pink Polka Dot plants tend to get leggy, so do not hesitate to pinch them back to encourage a more compact plant. Grow as a perennial houseplant or an annual outdoor plant in zones 3 - 8. May grow as a perennial in USDA zone 9.