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Hippo® Red Polka Dot Plant

Hypoestes phyllostachya 'G14157'

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Hippo® Red Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya 'G14157') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Hippo® Red Polka Dot Plant foliage

Hippo® Red Polka Dot Plant foliage

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Hippo® Red Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya 'G14157') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Hippo® Red Polka Dot Plant foliage

Hippo® Red Polka Dot Plant foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Hippo® Red Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya 'G14157') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Hippo® Red Polka Dot Plant

Hippo® Red Polka Dot Plant

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Hippo Series

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

This spectacular, eye catching plant presents shiny dark green leaves that are splashed and dotted with bright scarlet red, creating a vibrant color accent for indoor containers; heat tolerant, and does well in sun or shade

Features & Attributes

Hippo® Red Polka Dot Plant's attractive oval leaves emerge forest green, turning burgundy in colour with distinctive scarlet spots throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with a mounded form. This plant should not require much pruning, except when necessary to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Hippo® Red Polka Dot Plant can be expected to grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 
 
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7800 Roblin Boulevard
Headingley, MB R4H 1B6

Phone: 204.895.7203
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