Asked by: Yoselin Arrabali
asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd May, 2020

Can Hypoestes grow outdoors?

Depending on a climate zone and growing conditions Hypoestes Sanguinolenta plant can be both annual and perennial plant. It can be grown in USDA zones 3-10 outdoors as an annual, or indoors as a perennial. If it's grown outside it usually grows bigger and reaches up to 1 – 1.5 feet tall.

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Also question is, can a polka dot plant be planted outside?

When planted outside, a polka dot plant can grow as tall as 30.” Indoors this plant needs to be kept trimmed back and small or it will get quite leggy. A polka dot plant looks beautiful in dish gardens or in small decorative containers.

Additionally, how do you grow Hypoestes? Keep the following tips in mind when growing polka dot plant as a houseplant.

  1. Provide good lighting. Bright, indirect light is ideal for pink polka dot plant.
  2. Plant in rich, well-draining soil.
  3. Water regularly.
  4. Fertilize monthly.
  5. Provide high humidity and moderate temperature.
  6. Pinch back weekly.

can Hypoestes grow in water?

Hypoestes has few pest problems, but is susceptible to powdery mildew and root rot, and may become infested with whiteflies, aphids, and mealybugs. They quickly produce roots when placed in water and they often will grow when just stuck into moist potting mix, sand or vermiculite, especially in spring and summer.

How big do Hypoestes get?

8 - 12 inches tall

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