Hemigraphis Exotica / Purple Waffle
Common Name: Purple Waffle, Hemigraphis colorata
Purple Waffle plant is a unique terrarium plant that is commonly seen in stores being sold as a true aquatic plant. Beware, this plant is not fully aquatic and can only live submerged for extended periods before melting away. This plant will thrive when grown emersed in a high humidity environment such as terrariums or paludariums. The leaves are green on top with a bright purple underside. The texture of the leaves are ruffled and wrinkly which provides an excellent contrast to other types of foliage.
Family Name: Acanthaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Light: Moderate to High
Propagation: Cut lateral runners and replant
Growth rate: Moderate