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Hemigraphis alternata 'Exotica' - Purple Waffle Plant

$ 10.00

Hemigraphis alternata 'Exotica' is a unique houseplant that has intensely dark green leaves with deep purple undersides. The leaves have a crinkled texture similar to a waffle, which is why the plant is also nicknamed the Purple Waffle Plant. A great choice for a terrarium, Hemigraphis species love to stay consistently moist, like its relatives in the family AcanthaceaeFittonia and Hypoestes. Whether potted in glass or in a traditional planter, Purple Waffle Plant is a striking oddity for any houseplant collection.


 Light: Medium to bright indirect light
• Water: Keep soil consistently moist, but not soggy
• Considerations: Purple Waffle Plant hates to dry out, and wilts when thirsty. It should perk back up with a good drink. Pet friendly!


You'll get a healthy Hemigraphis alternata that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.

Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!

We include shipping box warmers at no charge as needed. Got questions? Check out our FAQ!

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Janelle J.
United States United States
I love my plant.

This plant is so beautiful and came packaged nicely with no damage. A+

Pistils Nursery Hemigraphis alternata 'Exotica' - Purple Waffle Plant Review
Jill W.
United States United States
Purple Waffle Plant

What a beautiful and unique plant. Shipped with care as usual by the Pistils staff. Very easy to take care of. Came in perfect condition. Adds a wonderful splash of color and uniqueness to my plant collection. Thank you again Pistils

Crystal C.
United States United States
Arrived in gorgeous condition

I’ve bought waffle plants online before and they were not nearly as healthy and beautiful as these ones. They were delivered right after a heat wave too! They’re still in their nursery pots because the instructions say to wait two weeks before repotting them but so far they’re adjusting to their new home quite nicely.

Pistils Nursery Hemigraphis alternata 'Exotica' - Purple Waffle Plant Review