Hippo Red Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya 'Hippo Red')
Hypoestes phyllostachya 'Hippo Red'


Hypoestes phyllostachya 'Hippo Red' is a striking and eye-catching variety of polka dot plant. This cultivar showcases lush, green foliage that is adorned with prominent red speckles, creating a bold and vibrant visual effect. The plant's compact, mounding habit makes it well-suited for use in containers, terrariums, or as a ground cover. 'Hippo Red' thrives in bright, indirect light and consistently moist, well-drained soil, though it can tolerate a range of light conditions. This hypoestes variety is known for its resilience and low-maintenance care requirements, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. With its distinctive patterned leaves and versatile growth habit, Hypoestes phyllostachya 'Hippo Red' is a popular houseplant and addition to mixed plantings, adding a touch of dramatic flair to any indoor or outdoor space.

Highlights Dark green and red speckled foliage. Award Winner Foliage Interest Heat Tolerant Deadheading Not Necessary

Plant Data

Mature Size 16 - 22 inches tall. 8 - 14 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Partial Shade - Full Shade
Moisture Tolerance Medium -
Tags Annual, Full Shade, Medium, Partial Shade
Foliage Color

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We order from a rotating cast of the best nurseries in the Great Lakes region. It looks like we've offered this plant in the past, but the nurseries we're working with this week don't appear to have it in stock at the moment.

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