Polka dot plants are native to Madagascar, although other members of the family Acanthaceae originate from South Africa and Southeast Asia as well.
In its natural habitat, the polka dot plant grows in humid tropical forest areas in a shrubby manner.
If you want to keep those beautiful variegated leaves, you’ll need to make sure that your polka dot plants get plenty of bright but indirect light. If there’s not enough light, the color and variegation will fade. The plants themselves can (and will!) get leggy as they stretch out in search of more sunlight.
What this means for polka dot plant care is that you’ll want your plants close to a window. Full sun will be a bit too much, so use a sheer curtain if the light is overly harsh.
Common Names: Polka dot plant, freckle face plant, measles plant,