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by Merme on March 23, 2006 03:29 AM
My polka dot plant has gotten rather pale in the last two weeks. You can still see the spots, but they have faded. Does this indicate it needs MORE sunlight?

Merme

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by Bill on March 23, 2006 03:47 AM
The Polka Dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya) needs bright light but not full sun. Older foliage will often fade at this time of year but the dots will probably be bright again on the new spring growth.
http://www.thegardenhelper.com/hypoestes.html

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by Bill on March 23, 2006 03:47 AM
The Polka Dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya) needs bright light but not full sun. Older foliage will often fade at this time of year but the dots will probably be bright again on the new spring growth.
http://www.thegardenhelper.com/hypoestes.html

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by Merme on March 23, 2006 04:02 AM
I bought this plant about a month ago from Wal-Mart when it was still quite small. It is now about 5 inches tall, but pale. I'm encouraged that it is growing although it doesn't look nearly as lovely as the specimen in your photo!

Merme

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by Bill on March 23, 2006 04:59 AM
Polka Dots [Love] love [Love] grow lights, if you happen to have one...

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