As the saying goes “there can never be a bad time for peas”, there can never be a bad time to propagate pea plants. The exceptional appearance of this indoor plant accentuates the atmosphere of its surroundings.
The dot plant is also known as the freckle plant and the splash plant due to the eye-catching dot patterns on the houseplant. This plant is available in a variety of colors ranging from red, white, green, purple and pink, depending on the variety of the spotted plant.
The polka dot plant comes in different varieties. The most common are listed below, along with detailed explanations on how to care for them.
Types of Polka Dot Plants
Have you tried to identify different types of moles and this was a hindrance? This article provides information on how to recognize the dominant types of spotted plants and the attractiveness of different species, as well as the different shades of patterns that variations can result in.
The most common point types are:
1. Carmina Lunares Family
Carmina’s variegated, speckled pattern sets it apart from other spotted plants. The Carmina polka dot has a two-tone veined print. Carmina plants are available in pink, red, orange and white. The Carmina plant can reach a height of 12 to 18 inches and a spread of 12 to 15 inches.
- Rosa carmina: This variety is characterized by pink and green colors, although pink is the main color and is dotted with green.
- Carmina red: The predominant color is the red dot on the green-veined plant.
- Orange Carmina: The dominant color is orange punctuated with green.
- White Carmina: White dotted with green.
Choose pots or containers that enhance and complement the colors of the Carmina Spot Plant. Regularly clean the leaves as this will help keep the colors of the plant looking their best. It blooms between mid-summer and early fall. This plant thrives in areas like California, Louisiana, Nebraska, and Florida.
2. Polka Dot Splatter
As the name suggests, this plant has a hint of different colors traced in the green color of the plant. The other colors that dominate in this type of spotted plant look like spots on the leaves
- Pink Splash – This variety has a hint of bright pink in the green markings of the plant.
- Baby Pink Splash: It is similar to the pink splash polka dot plant, but the pink color is not as bright as the first one.
- Red Splash: The predominant color is red and it is marbled on the green color of the plant. It is one of the most attractive polka dot plants.
- White splash: the dominant color is white and it is mottled in the green markings of the plant.
3. Polka dot confetti
Pink – Confetti Rosa is available in pink and lavender. This spotted plant has pink or lavender spots that are scattered across the green leaves.
The sparse distribution of colors is the striking feature of this plant. This variety is smaller than most varieties, reaching 6 to 12 inches tall and 12 to 15 inches apart. The Pink Confetti plant thrives in areas like Alabama and Arizona. Remember not to overwater as root rot is inevitable.
4. Dotted Red Dot
The red dots on the green leaves distinguish this particular dot plant. Although these plants can be grown in the ground, it is best to prune them in a pot to give them the desired shape.
5. Polka Dot Rose Planter
This point variety has a sparse distribution of pink spots on the plant. Organic soil is best for this variety as it contains all the nutrients necessary for survival and growth.
6. White Polka Dots
This plant is quite dull compared to the shine of other varieties. The plant is dotted with white color on the green leaves. Compared to other plants, it is not so attractive. Don’t forget to clean the sheets to keep the colors strong.
7. Pink polka dot brocade
This plant is dominated by unevenly spaced pink and green dots. The color pink generally triumphs over green. Although pink brocade and pink dot plants are similar, the difference is that pink brocade has more dots than pink dot plants.
8. Darker pink polka dots
This unique pea is distinguished by the mixture of red and black that sets it apart from other pea plants. The red dots are speckled on the dark lines of the plant. For most growers, this is the most eye-catching of all the spotted plant types.
How do I care for my polka dot plants?
Most point species spread and feed in the same way. Here are the basic steps for caring for polka dot plants:
1. Positioning the plant
Like other houseplants, moles thrive in areas where they receive constant but indirect light. Most pea growers grow the plants indoors and this suits them well as they do not tolerate direct sunlight well.
All you need to do is place the container somewhere near the window where the plant can get enough light. Exposure to direct sunlight affects the appearance of the plant when grown outdoors; Provide plenty of shade in your polka dot garden. The use of artificial light such as lamps and spotlights would suffice.
These plants need a constant supply of moisture to the soil. Letting the soil dry out will reduce plant growth. However, never allow the soil to become soggy, as this will lead to root rot and eventual death of the plant.
Check the moisture content of the soil before and after watering to gauge the amount needed. Remember that potted plants need more water than plants in the ground; this should inform your watering schedule. If your leaves seem limp, that indicates they haven’t been watered.
If the leaves look yellow, it means the plant has been overwatered.
Pruning improves plant growth and helps them look bushy and improve their appearance. The beauty of the polka dot plant is when it is bushy and pruning helps correct the condition of leggy plants into attractive, bushy plants.
The spotted plant often develops strong branches after pruning. It also helps identify and eliminate unhealthy parts of the plant.
Moles only need a small amount of organic fertilizer. However, only apply fertilizers after a root system has developed on the plant. Your mole should be fertilized once a month to get the right amount of nutrients it needs to survive.
The best fertilizer is an organic fertilizer with an equal ratio of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. You may want to pay attention to these specifications when making your next fertilizer purchase. In winter, it is advisable to stop paying. Resume fertilizing in the spring.
5. Temperature requirements
Moles are wet plants and require a minimum of 50% humidity. They thrive in moderately warm environments. Humidity can be increased by making a humidity tray by placing pebbles in the tray filled with water, then placing a perforated pot on top of the tray.
Additionally, regular misting and grouping houseplants together helps the plant mix exchange and improve humidity. Move your stitches indoors during the winter season.
6. Correct ground
The proper soil mix for the mole is rich, well-drained organic soil. Soils that contain a high amount of organic matter from decaying plants, animal matter, and peat are best for spotted plants.
This organic soil contains no chemicals and is a storehouse of essential nutrients for your pea plants. These plants cannot thrive in easily waterlogged soil: soil drainage can be increased with pumice or perlite.
Tips for caring for plants with moles
- The basic equipment you’ll need to care for your polka dot plant includes the following: water, spray bottle, rocks, scissors, fungicide, organic fertilizer, and well-drained soil. Pots or perforated containers
- Mist your plants regularly
- Reduce early growth to stimulate growth
- If you notice your spotted plants wilting or turning brown, they may be getting too much light. You may need to move the plant.
- Do not use sulfur-based fungicides as this can stunt plant growth.
- In case of root rot, replant the mole, changing the soil
- If you notice mold on the surface of the leaves, spray the leaves with fungicides.
- Before fertilizing, check the amount of water needed to dilute the water and the precautions for use.
- Treat parasites after detection. Beware of scale insects, whiteflies, aphids and scale insects on your polka dot plants
The choice of peas generally depends on the color specification of the plant variety. You can choose your polka dot plant based on the color and uniqueness it will radiate as it grows.
Regardless of plant variety, moles are easy-to-care-for houseplants and don’t require a lot of resources to survive. Grow varieties of polka dot plants and you will be impressed when they bloom. Additionally, peas can be grown alongside other houseplants to complement the plant’s brightness.
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