Native to: SE Asia
Position in tank: background / midground
Lighting in tank: moderate to high
This plant is best for wet location placement such as a terrarium or a paludarium.
Who care’s if this this gorgeous plant doesn’t live forever in your aquarium? Purple Waffle is stunning, and if you are in your tank regularly….planting, or doing water changes anyway, what is the harm of you planting some bundles of it in your tank to keep it looking exotic, or keep it from looking boring, stale might be a better word. Purple Waffle and other plants like Dragon Flame are just like roses. They are awesome, and some may last you 3 weeks, some may last 5 months. This plant is cheap, fun, and will keep your hobby from getting stale. We have many customers that stock the heck out of their tanks with these plants and Purple Waffles for the holidays when they have family over or throw parties.
Do you want to save this plant after you’re done with it in your aquarium? Take it out, cut the bottom of the stem about a 1/2 inch, (similar to the method of fresh cut roses) and plant in a rich soil in your garden, out of direct sun, in the shade preferably, in pots, as a houseplant, or like I said in a terrarium. Can also be used in a pond as a bog plant as a vigorous growing shoreline plant. It is a true tropical plant, and will not tolerate cold temps