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Hemigraphis alternata - Purple Waffle Plant


The Purple Waffle Plant, known for its distinctive and textured foliage, is a captivating addition to any indoor garden. Its velvety, silver-grey leaves have a unique waffle-like pattern that adds an intriguing depth to your plant collection. This low-maintenance houseplant thrives in low to medium light, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a touch of elegance without the hassle. The Purple Waffle Plant is the perfect companion for both seasoned plant enthusiasts and beginners, bringing an air of sophistication and natural beauty to your living space.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Hemigraphis
  • Common Name: Purple Waffle Plant, Waffle Plant
  • Family: Acanthaceae
  • Native Range: Indochina-New Guinea

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light: Bright light to Full Sun
  • Water: Water thoroughly often enough to keep the soil from drying out completely. The more it grows the more water it will want 
  • Humidity: 40-75%
  • Temperature: 65-85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: 1/2 strength fertilizer weekly during spring and summer
  • Growth: Shrub
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings
  • Pests: Look out for spider mites if conditions are dry 
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets