Polka Dot Plants

How Do I Get Better Color in the Leaves of Hypoestes (Polka-Dot) Plant?

Anonymous added on October 5, 2016 | Answered

The color looks washed out on most of the leaves. Some are ok, but the tips of some of the leaves are browning. I water once a week and mist daily. The plant growth itself is doing amazing and getting bushy. I heard browning tips mean too much sun and washed out color means too little sun.... so which is it if I have both as a problem?

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Answered on October 5, 2016

Indirect bright light is best, you can sit the plant on a tray of pebbles with water for added humidity.
If your watering with conditioned water this can lead to build up of salts in the soil, allow the water to sit on the counter for 24 hours before using.
Make sure the plant is moist but not soggy.
Good growing conditions should improve your plants health and in turn show more color in the leaves.


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