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Purple Waffle Houseplant

  • - Pet Safe: No
  • - Care Level: Medium
  • - Space Required: 16 inches
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: North or East facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Purple Waffle Houseplant
Plant Features

The Purple Waffle Plant, scientifically known as Hemigraphis alternata, is a striking and decorative houseplant favored for its unique foliage. The plant gets its common name from the textured, "waffle-like" appearance of its leaves, which are typically a deep purple on the underside and a dark green with purple undertones on the top. This low-growing plant is often used in terrariums, as ground cover in indoor plant arrangements, or simply as a standalone houseplant.

In terms of care, the Purple Waffle Plant has a few specific needs. Browning leaf edges can indicate low humidity or underwatering. Yellowing leaves might suggest overwatering, which can lead to root rot. If the plant's vibrant purple color starts to fade, it may need more light, but direct sunlight should be avoided as it can scorch the delicate leaves. This plant enjoys high humidity, so regular misting or placing it on a pebble tray can be beneficial. Regularly check for pests such as spider mites or aphids.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Indirect, Bright - within 2-3' of a window
Watering Needs Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering
Fertilizer Every 4-6 weeks
Humidity Level High (a humidifier must be in the room)
Temperature 65-75 F
Care Level Green Thumb (plants require a little effort)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 6-12 inches
Mature Spread 6-12 inches
Habit Spreading
Foliage Color Multicolored
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly No

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From Brenda | April 05, 2021