The leaves on my purple waffle plant are turning black and curling on the edges. It is a house plant with bright artificial light.
This is normally an indication of a water issue, either it is not getting enough water or it is getting too much. With this plant, it needs lots of water and high humidity, so it is likely that you are under watering it. Keep the soil moist but well drained. You may want to set it on a pebble tray to keep the humidity high.
Are these types of plants poisonous to cats, especially black and white super curious cats that wake their owners way too early for breakfast?
Ha-ha. Too funny. Looking through all the toxic lists (there are at least a dozen of them) I don't see waffle plants on any of them. In the future, if you have occasion to look at any of these lists, use the ones that show the relative toxicity. I've had plants all my live, and cats too, and the cats have chomped many of the so called "toxic" plants with no more ill effect than a barf puddle on the floor. My experience is also that the ones that are listed as "non-toxic" are the ones the cats will eat down to the stems, so those are all outside my home, and only the "toxic" ones are inside with the cats. But that's just me. Your cat might find the waffle plant tasty, however, so you might want to keep it out of reach. Or grow it in a terrarium, which is really the only place they do well, because of their need for humidity. These articles will tell you more: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/waffle-plant/waffle-plant-info.htm
I recently purchased a Hemigraphis plant to use indoors. It was very full and vibrant. After two days the leaves are all limp. Is there anything I can do for it at this stage and how do I continue to care for it?
It may need more water. This plant needs plenty of water and indirect light. It also does not tolerate cold very well and if it was exposed to cold, say when you brought it home, it may have damaged the leaves.
I bought this plant a couple of weeks ago and I don't know its name and how to take care of it. I need your kind suggestions. Thanking you. Shahin.
Here is a link to it's care.
I have a purple waffle plant and there are small holes in some of the leaves and also leaves are getting crispy and falling off. It’s looking pretty sad. Are there bugs that like these plants. I did spray with neem oil (hope that’s ok to use), but didn’t seem to help.
Inspect the underside of the leaves for aphids, whiteflies, caterpillars, or scale. If you don't see any, it could be night marauders like slugs. Usually you can see their telltale shiny trails on the cement or patio.
Neem oil is fine to spray for insects. You might try insecticidal soap. For slugs it helps to make their path rough going. Use Bt if you find caterpillars.
I have a purple waffle leaf that I’ve been propagating and it has roots but I was wonder if if I would get a full plant from just that leaf? Thanks for the help
My research only showed propagating them from stem cuttings, but it's worth a try, especially since you already have roots.