Polka Dot Plant
4.4 out of 5 (34 experiences)
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I love how fast my little plant has grown since I first got it. My Polka-Dot Plant; however, is very dramatic and will get all droopy if it hasn’t been watered for a bit, and then as soon as I water …
This plant is so pretty. Make sure to pinch off the top two leaves every week to get more bushy growth and less of the leggy look. I’m going to propagate her soon to help fill her out a little more a…
I just love the colorful leaves on this plant! It can be a bit dramatic when it needs watering, but it always perks right up! Just make sure to keep it pruned so it stays full.
I have miss polka dot facing a south window, her pink leaves are still as pink as can be, and she’s growing at a steady pace :3 she’s so easy and my cat loves her too.
I received this plant as a gift, so he was already mature. This is the first time I have taken care of a plant and succeeded. I would recommend for first timers.
They tend to be moody and brown at the tips quite easily, but depending on your placement and how close they are to sunlight they are beautiful !!
Generally soil propagation best and try to have as few leaves as possible on the cutting - otherwise it droops and can’t cope!
I think I have almost killed it a few times but it’s my favorite plants so far it really pretty
Grows fast, let’s you know when you need to water and is a beautiful plant
Such beautiful leaves, the pink is amazing!
How to care for Polka Dot Plant
Polka Dot Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Jose, CA.
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April 22nd, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently high 📈.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…
April 21st, 2021
San Jose is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to increase by 39% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.7 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
April 21st, 2021
This month, San Jose is getting an average of 10.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 17.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.7 total hours of d…
Polka Dot Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth..️
San Jose, CA currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Polka Dot Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.