Hypoestes Hippo® White

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Proven Winners Hippo® White:

For that special something that transports shady combinations from ordinary to unforgettable, look to this Polka Dot Plant, Hippo® White. We don’t know why it’s named “Hippo”, since we’ve yet to see a polka-dotted hippo, but it’s every bit as charming as the hippos we’ve met. This one is all about the foliage, but what foliage it is! Sporting splashy cream variegation that somehow goes with everything, this Hypoestes phyllostachya adds some fun to shady pots, beds and borders as an upright filler, and can keep you company indoors in cold winter climates.

Part to Full Shade

Summer to Frost

Height: 16-22″/Spread: 8-12″

Size Available: 4.25


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The polka dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya) is an eye-catching little plant with brightly variegated leaves that stand out against most other foliage. The most common polka dot plants feature leaves with a pink base color and green spots. But there are several spotted or mottled varieties with purple, white, red and deeper colors and brighter contrast, so the plants pop even more. These plants are not especially difficult to grow, but because they are native to warm climates, many gardeners treat them as annuals and replace them with new plants each year. They’re best planted in the spring. They also can be grown in containers as houseplants. They have a moderate growth rate and remain relatively small once mature, especially when grown indoors.