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

Annual (usually grown as an annual near you) in the Acanthaceae Family

Hypoestes phyllostachya 'Hippo White' is a unique and eye-catching variety of polka dot plant. This cultivar features lush, green foliage adorned with prominent white speckles, creating a striking visual effect. The plant's compact, mounding habit makes it well-suited for use in containers, terrariums, or as a ground cover. 'Hippo White' 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 White' is a popular houseplant and addition to mixed plantings, adding a touch of whimsical charm to any indoor or outdoor space.


This plant is probably not winter-hardy outdoors where you live.
Highlights olorful and fun foliage Award Winner 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
Zones 10a - 11b (Usually hardy to 30° F)
Tags Annual, Annual in Chicago, Full Shade, Grown For Attractive Foliage, House Plants, Medium, Partial Shade, Shade Tolerant, Tender Perennial
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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