Polka Dot Bicolor is native to Madagascar. It is a herbaceous perennial or occasional subshrub that is noted for its ovate green leaves (to 2” long) which are spotted with rose, pink or lavender. As a bedding plant or houseplant, it typically grows like an herbaceous perennial to 12-20” tall. Tiny lilac flowers are held on spikes up to 6” long and bloom sporadically in the summer.
Planting & Caring –
The plants are grown as bedding annuals or in containers. Bedding plants are best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade. Pinch tips to promote bushiness. Some gardeners remove flower spikes because they are somewhat inconspicuous and tend to detract from the attractive foliage.