Also known as the pink polka dot plant, your Hypoestes has tons of personality and looks to kill! Its brightly spotted leaves stand out in the crowd, especially against other plants. Intrigued yet? I hope so. Popular in the 80s, Hypoestes is having a bit of a comeback too - it’s all the rage among avid plant collectors on social media.
Where’s it from? This lovely little plant is native to South Africa, Madagascar and South East Asia.
Planting location A warm windowsill that gets a couple of hours of bright light a day is ideal for your Hypoestes. Think West facing rather than South, as your Hypoestes prefers indirect light.
Light requirements Bright, indirect light is ideal for Hypoestes care - this will keep the colours vibrant! Too much light and the colour will fade, too little and they’ll disappear altogether.