All What You Need To Know About Hypoestes Phyllostachya Plant

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technical sheet of the plant Hypoestes phyllostachya
Technical Sheet
Technical Sheet

Ephelid plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya), different polka from Fittonia
The ephelid plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya syn. Hypoestes sanguinolenta) is a sub-shrub native to Madagascar, cultivated as a houseplant in France since the plant needs a minimum of 10 ° C

  • Family: Acanthaceae
  • Type: houseplant
  • Origin: Madagascar
  • Color: magenta to lilac flowers
  • Sowing: yes
  • Cutting: yes
  • Planting: spring
  • Flowering: summer
  • Height: 30 cm
  • Soil and exposure: Hypoestes is grown in soil, in full sun.
  • Date of sowing, cuttings: sow however you will gain by making herbaceous cuttings in May.
    Planting and repotting are scheduled for spring, a season favorable to restarting the plants.

Advice on maintenance and cultivation of the ephelid plant

You can pinch the stems to prevent the plant from growing disorderly and maintaining a bushy habit. You will remove flowers that are of little interest and prevent the foliage from fully blooming.
Regular waterings but not excessively in summer are necessary to maintain a humid atmosphere with the pot placed on a bed of gravel but they must be spaced out during the winter