Houseplant Name?

I got this plant at my grocery store, but the tag inserted in the dirt did not show a name. It only called it a “tropical plant” and gave its light, water, and temperature needs. I want to know more so I can look it up myself. I would appreciate your help in identifying it.

Hi Veronique,


Your picture is very dark but I think you bought a Purple Waffle Plant (Hemigraphis alternata).

Let me know if it looks like this picture? (Photo by Dr. Stanley Kays)

Waffle Plant Dr. Stanley Kays

Here are a few care tips;

Water your waffle plant whenever the top 2 to 4 inches of soil feels dry. Water thoroughly, until the water comes out the bottom drip holes in the pot.

Fertilize a Waffle Plant once a month during spring and summer with a 5-10-5  fertilizer. with a ratio such as 5-10-5.

Pinch the tips of a Waffle Plant to keep the plant compact, full, and bushy.