How To Grow and Care For Purple Waffle Plant

leaves of the Purple waffle plant (hemigraphis alternata)

Hemigraphis alternata, also called Strobilanthes alternata, is an herbaceous perennial member of the Acanthaceae family.  The plant originally hails from the Maluku Islands, Malaysia, Java, and India. The plant’s genus

6 Ways To Fix A Leggy Polka Dot Plant

Leggy Polka Dot Plant

Variegated plants are all the rage, and one of the most striking is Hypoestes phyllostachya, better known as the polka dot plant. These plants are best known for their green leaves,

Fittonia Argyroneura: Is It A Plant Or A Group?

Fittonia argyroneura

How do you take a fantastic genus such as fittonia and make it bigger? Why, make countless cultivated Fittonia varieties, of course! That’s precisely what the Argyroneura Group, sometimes referred

Fittonia Varieties: Popular Nerve Plants To Grow

assorted Fittonia varieties

Fittonias are a small genus with only two accepted species, plus three other plants currently under review to see if they’re varieties or separate species. Both Fittonia albivenis and Fittonia gigantea are native to

Is the Polka Dot Plant Poisonous?

pretty polka dot plant - it it poisonous or toxic?

Polka dot plants (Hypoestes) are neat little leafy plants; many people plant them as annuals in pots indoors and their gardens outside. They get their name from the brightly-colored dots

Crossandra Plant Care: How To Grow The Firecracker Flower

Flowers of the Crossandra plant

Crossandra plants aka the firecracker flower produces clusters of bright apricot-colored blooms, and grow in full sun. Charming addition to the garden. Click on this article for growing and care information on firecracker Crossandra.

How To Grow And Care For Sanchezia Plant [GUIDE]

Zebra like leaves of Sanchezia Speciosa

Sanchezia speciosa [san-CHEH-zee-uh, spee-see-OH-suh] is an evergreen perennial shrub species from the family Acanthaceae, native to tropical rainforests of northeastern Peru and Ecuador where it grows as an understory plant

Growing and Care Requirements For Shrimp Plant

The shrimp plant Justicia brandegeana earned its well-deserved name from its normally arching, bronze-coppery flowerheads. It can display masses of blooms all year and is easy to grow. The shrimp plant belongs to

How To Grow and Care For Justicia Brandegeeana

Blooms of Justicia Brandegeana (Mexican Shrimp Plant)

Native to Mexico, Justicia brandegeeana [jus-TEE-see-ah, bran-dij-ee-AN-uh] is an evergreen shrub and part of the family Acanthaceae of plants that include: Justicia brandegeeana produces white flowers extending from red bracts

How To Care For A Shrimp Plant

Question: On a trip to Disney World we saw a landscape bed of “Golden Shrimp Plant.” Can the plant be grown indoors and will it flower? Or should it be