Hi Jana and all,
That sounds like a Hypoestes. Here in SA we call it more often a polka dot plant or as one of my friends at the garden club says 'old spotty,' but I must say freckle face is endearing. Anyway, as you have had one for so long, I am sure you know this but for others maybe not ... it really likes medium steady light (not direct sun) and always moist not wet soil (never let it dry out) plus, if you mist it now and then it will love it. Also, pinch out the growing tips and it will becomes stronger and fatter and spread readily.
I have some of the green and white one as a pot cover (as in ground cover) at the base of a pony tail palm. The two plants are so different but this is a nice combination, each brings attention to the other.
They say a leopard will never change its spots - and of course not ... but hypoestes will if it gets too much light - the spots will fade.
Last edited by Lestie4containergardens; 08/12/15 11:19 PM.