- Botanical Name: Hypoestes Phyllostachya
- Common Name(s): Polka Dot Plant
- Description: Native to South Africa, Madagascar, and south east Asia, the polka dot plant is a lively and beautiful little plant with brightly spotted leaves that stand out especially well against other plants. Put them in a mass of ferns or ivies, and their colors will stand out in bright contrast. In colder climates it is an annual plant, expected to live for about one year and die off after its sprout. In tropical climates, it is a perennial that lives a long time.