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polka dot plants

This is a discussion on polka dot plants within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Hypoestes phyllostachya Had these planted in my 90 gal terr but they tried to take ...

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    Hypoestes phyllostachya Had these planted in my 90 gal terr but they tried to take over. So ripped them out and chopped them up. Planted some rooted cuttings outside at my folks' place and some cuttings in a pot on my balconey. Brought the ones on my balconey in about a week ago. Don't know if they'll be able to handle the dry air overwinter. If not, no big loss. They common, cheap, and easy to root from cuttings.

    Some pics I took today:





    Not the greatest pic, but my dig cam had difficulty focusing on the starburst in the throat (flowers are about 1cm tall and as deep).


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    I have always admired the spattered foliage of these plants, but had never seen them bloom. Unfortunately, every time I bring a foliage plant in for the winter it seems to come bearing visitors like white flies and the like!

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    That is cool. I don't think I have ever seen these bloom before. Thanks for sharing.

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