This fun foliage plant for indoors, and for shadier spots outdoors, adds a pop of rich colour. Use as annual bedding in cool climates; or year-round planting in tropical gardens and homes. Likes regular watering, humidity, and a very free draining soil, otherwise easy to grow. Try it in a bathroom terrarium!
Hemigraphis exotica purple waffle DESCRIPTION: Low growing tropical plant admired for its coloured foliage, green on top, metallic purple underneath, and the slightly puckered leaves, hence its common name. Occasional tiny white flowers. USES: Indoors in pots and terrariums, outside for annual bedding, hanging baskets, or in tropical gardens as underplanting. PLANTING: Plant in well drained soil in filtered sun to shade. Full sun all day may reduce leaf colour. Likes humidity and temperatures over 10C. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune as required to maintain form and fertilise with a slow release fertiliser in spring. Provide plenty of water during the summer heat.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 20 cm H x 40 cm W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 42 mm wide and 80 mm high.