Polka Dot Plant is a flowering plant in the Acanthaceae family native to Southeast Asia, South Africa, and Madagascar. The hallmark of the plant is beautifully spotted leaves. Hypoestes phyllostachya has several varieties, each of which has its unique color.
Polka Dot Plant is a shrub with large spreading leaves. The mature plant is about 20 inches (50 centimeters) high and wide. Green leaves have numerous spots, the color of which depends on the plant variety. They are usually white, red, or pink. During flowering, the plant produces small pale flowers.