Hemigraphis alternata is a creeping herb native has been widely commercialized as an ornamental, mainly due to its metallic green and purple foliage. It is also well-known as Murian Pacha and Murikootti. It is often planted as a carpet plant or ground cover in gardens, and is regularly dumped in garden waste, from which it spreads into wild areas. Once established, the species grows forming large dense carpets that totally cover the understorey of natural forests, displacing native vegetation.
|Common Name:||Purple Waffle Plant|
|Botanical Name:||Hemigraphis Alternata|
|Native To:||India, Java, Malaysia|
|Watering:||Twice per day|