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Purple Waffle Plant Hemigraphis

Hemigraphis alternaria

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The Purple Waffle plant is also called the Metal Leaf plant, Red Flame Ivy, and Red Ivy. It was originally found in the jungles of Java. The purple waffle plant stands out as a houseplant due to its interesting puckered, rippled leaves. The underside of each leaf is a vibrant purple color.


Mature Height: Up to 18 Inches
Mature Width: 18 to 24 Inches
Classification: Colorful foliage
Sunlight: Fluorescent to bright, indirect
Habit: Wider than it is tall, compact
Flower Color: rarely flowers
Foliage: Greenish-Purple Leaves
Soil Condition: Well draining
Water Requirements: Likes to dry out between watering
Uses: Excellent indoors in offices or low light areas
Growzone: 9-11 Purple Waffle Plant Hemigraphis Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Purple Waffle Plant Hemigraphis

Before you buy a Purple Waffle Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I water Purple Waffle Plant?

How do I water Purple Waffle Plant?

Purple Waffle Plant likes to dry out occasionally between watering. They will tolerate staying moist, but prefer not to have constantly wet soil. Purple Waffle Plant appreciate humidity, a pebble tray or window in the kitchen or the bathroom would suffice.

How much light does Purple Waffle Plant need?

How much light does Purple Waffle Plant need?

Purple Waffle Plants do well with bright, indirect light. An eastern or northern facing window would be ideal. A western or southern window would work, as long as a curtain or blind prevents direct light from touching the foliage. This plant also performs well without any bright indirect light, and just fluorescent light.

How should I fertilize Purple Waffle Plant?

How should I fertilize Purple Waffle Plant?

Any all purpose, fertilizer will work for Purple Waffle Plant. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack’s Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. On the other hand, Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment.

What soil should I use for Purple Waffle Plant?

What soil should I use for Purple Waffle Plant?

The Purple Waffle Plant needs a very well draining soil, and prefer to have slightly dry conditions. Regular potting mix or potting mix with sand mixed in works well for plants potted in containers. Purple Waffle Plant likes to be root bound.


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