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Grow a Vibrant Purple Waffle Plant

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Hemigraphis alternata

The colorful semi-spreading plant produces rich purple-tinted foliage with a crinkly look similar to the texture of a waffle. An easy to grow, low maintenance plant that adds a colorful accent to any room or office. Native to the tropical regions of Indonesia and India.

COMMON NAMES

  • Purple Waffle

Quick Purple Waffle Stats

  • Purple Waffles soak in bright indirect light, but no direct sun.
  • The Purple Waffle is great for beginners. 
  • The Purple Waffle is pet-friendly.

Light Requirements

Your Purple Waffle Plant prefers bright indirect light, but no direct sun because the foliage will bleach out and sunburn. In less light, it may lose some of the rich purple colorings. 

Water Requirements

This plant prefers constantly moist soil. Allow the water to flow freely from the drainage holes on the bottom of the pot and always empty the saucer of any water.

Humidity Preference

This plant loves to be misted, feel free to do this daily, especially in the winter when the air is very dry. Not only does misting provide humidity, but it also helps keep pests away.

Optimum Temperature

Your Purple Waffle Plant can grow in temperatures between 55-80 degrees, but they do prefer a consistent temperature.

Plant Food

Fertilize your Purple Waffle Plant once a month in the spring and summer with general purpose indoor plant fertilizer at half strength. There is no need to feed in the fall or winter when they are resting and could do more harm than good.

Additional Care

You'll get a bushier plant when you pinch the tips of your waffle plant whenever the plant needs a more compact, bushy shape. Pinch the stems just above a leaf, stem or bud.

Toxicity

The Purple Waffle Plant is non-toxic to dogs, cats, and humans.

The Purple Waffle was featured in the June 2019 Lunarly Box.

If you have further questions or if the plant just isn’t thriving, contact us at Hello@Lunarly.com


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