Polka Dot Plant
Polka dot plants are relatively small making them great plants for small spaces. Their mature size is only about 1-2’ tall and 1’ wide. Though small in stature, polka dot plants’ vivacious foliage certainly makes a statement!
LIGHT: Polka dot plants prefer bright indirect or filtered light. Avoid harsh sunlight which can fade the plants colorful foliage.
HUMIDITY: Polka dot plants prefer at least 50% humidity. Humidity usually isn’t an issue during the spring and summer. Through the winter months, consider using a humidifier or pebble tray with water (make sure the pot isn’t sitting in the water) to help boost the humidity.
WATERING: Allow the top 1⁄2”of soil to dry. Try to keep the soil evenly moist without being soggy. If the soil is too dry, the leaves will wilt and can become dry and crispy.
PROPAGATION: Polka dot plants are easily propagated with stem cuttings. With sharp, clean scissors cut a 4-5” piece of stem, dip in rooting hormone, and plant in moist soil. Place in a location with bright indirect light. Roots should start to grow after about a week. Keeping the cutting warm will help them root faster.
Polka dot plants are heavy feeders. Fertilize with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer about once a month. Fish emulsion and Superthrive work well.
These plants have a tendency to get leggy. To keep your plant compact and bushy, pinch the top inch or two off. This will also stimulate more vigorous growth.
Polka dot plants really don’t like to be below 70°F.
Polka dot plants do great in terrariums because of their love of high humidity!
Polka dot plants are considered non-toxic.
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