Strobilanthes Alternata / Hemigraphis Alternata, commonly known as red ivy, red-flame ivy, or purple waffle plant, is a member of the family Acanthaceae native to Java. It is a prostrate plant with purple colored leaves
It is a terrarium, vivarium, or bog plant that is sometimes used as aquatic plant decoration even though it's not a true aquatic plant. Under a proper environment, it can only be submerged for several months. After that, it should be grown emerged for a few months again so they can restore the energy they lose before it has the ability and strength to adapt and survive to underwater life for a period of time.
Because of the ability to survive underwater for a long period of time, a lot of hobbyists used this plant as an alternative for other true aquatic plants because they claimed it can survive or even grow a few inches taller and develop roots in their aquarium longer than some of the other true aquatic plants.
When grow emerged, above water. It should be kept in consistently high humidity with wet soil. Especially when they are in the recovery stage or when their environment is changed from underwater to above water.
Sold as loose Fresh-cut Plants, Bunched plants, or Potted plants
Fresh-cutplants| 2-3stems, loose fresh-cut plants
Bunched plants | 2-3 fresh-cut plants with foam, and lead weight
Potted plants | 2-3 fresh-cut plantswith net pot and rock wool
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Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, pesticides, grow emerged, or submerge.
Suitable for:Terrarium, Vivarium, Pond or House Plants in consistent high humidity