Purple Waffle PlantSunday, July 26, 2009
Here is one plant that is very easy to propagate and look very nice in a planter or as ground cover. Purple Waffle plants do very well in the open, even under the hot sun!
Although the flowers do not show up plentifully in my hot-weathered garden, I find that the leaves tend to curl up and look attractive with its unique colours and texture. And remember to keep the soil moist all the time!
This plant, botanically known as Hemigraphis Exotica, can be grown in shaded areas too. It is native to India and Java, New Guinea, Southeast Asia and Australia.
The leaves are dark green on the top and purple underneath while the flowers are white and small. As the plant gets lusher, the more attractive it becomes.
Purple Waffle plant survives very well here in our tropical climate. Hence, propagation is easy. Just cut one shoot and pin it into the soil and it will just grow and grow. When overgrown, just keep trimming and propagating!