Hypoestes, also called Polka Dot Plant, has brightly speckled leaves that stand out when planted around other foliage. The beautiful contrast of colors, with their dark green leaves mottled with pink or white spots, is a unique addition to any garden or container planting. Hypoestes are native to Madagascar and love warmer weather with indirect sunlight. deal for adding texture to containers on your patio, deck, or porch. Hypoestes are also great houseplants! If replanting into a larger pot, use quality soil. When planting in the garden, dig a hole, set the plant and fill hole with soil. Keep well-watered until the plant is established. Water well when dry, and check often during hot, dry weather. Fertilize regularly.