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Questions About Purple Waffle Plants

Asked by
carol on
June 24, 2011

Q. Purple Waffle Plant

The leaves on my purple waffle plant are turning black and curling on the edges. It is a house plant with bright artificial light.

Answered by
Heather on
June 26, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

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.

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Asked by
dkline709 on
August 27, 2014

Q. Waffle plant for indoors

Are these types of plants poisonous to cats, especially black and white super curious cats that wake their owners way too early for breakfast?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
August 29, 2014
A.

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
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plants-toxic-to-cats.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 15, 2014

Q. Hemigraphis

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?

Answered by
Nikki on
December 16, 2014
Certified Expert
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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.

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Asked by
Shahin on
April 23, 2015
I live in Bangladesh.

Q. About a people plant

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.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 24, 2015
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