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Hypoestes phyllostachya 'Confetti Mix'

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hypoestes (hy-poh-ES-teez) (Info)
Species: phyllostachya (fy-lo-STAK-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Confetti Mix

Synonym:Hypoestes sanguinolenta

One vendor has this plant for sale.

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive deanoreed On Oct 11, 2014, deanoreed from Arlington, TX wrote:

This colorful guy has done very well here. Splash is very happy in indirect or filtered light and endured the summer temps pretty well. Did struggle some in mid-summer, maybe because I was not the one watering for a week or so.

I allowed him to go to seed, and he dropped so many seeds in neighboring pots, unbeknownst to me, that I have 30 seedlings now and couple of them are ready to transplant. Very fun!

I saw another post where the writer was told Splash deteriorates quickly after going to seed, which coincides with the 'struggle' mentioned above. A few stalks did die, and I thought we might be in trouble, but a few weeks later it spruced back up and looks great again. He does want to be frequently watered, but rewards the effort!

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Glendale, Arizona
Elk Grove, California
Brooksville, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Brunswick, Georgia
Omaha, Nebraska
Arlington, Texas
Desoto, Texas
Houston, Texas

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