Houseplants forum: HELP!!!! repotting a purple waffle plant!!!!!!

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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Dec 28, 2011 10:09 AM CST
Good morning,

My husband bought me a purple waffle plant from lowe's and I know nothing about growing them.I have found a little info on line.I'm hoping with the advice of experienced people with this plant I will be able to keep it happy. I tip my hat to you.

I did read they like to stay wet/how wet? They spread right so how many sizes pot can i go up? This plant is VERY pot bound,I counted about 5 little different plants in the one pot,at least that's what it looks like from the top of the soil.How wet does it like to stay and what would be a good potting soil for it.

Thanks for any information & HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!

JO



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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Dec 31, 2011 5:09 PM CST
Excuse me. Why are you worried about repotting? Leave well enought alone. If you have to ok but better to wait till spring. I believe all plants like a quick draining mix. Like the kind for cactus. Your plant looks great. Never saw one like it befor. I would like to find out more about your plant also. I never have room in my house at winter time. That's why I would wait till spring when you can bring it outdoors. After the shock of transplanting, it may need warm humid surrondings?? Let us know how you make out on this.
Stush.
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Dec 31, 2011 5:29 PM CST
jojoe,
I found this link;
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/52982/
Daves garden site. What I found out;
Hemigraphis alternata, or purple waffle plant, one of the highest rated ornamentals for removing indoor air pollutants.
Keep the soil moist at all times. In the wild, purple waffle plants can be found growing in bogs, so it is important to prevent the soil from drying.

Read more: How to Care for a Purple Waffle Plant | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_7689325_care-purple-waffle-plant.htm...
Good Luck, Stush
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
If a door closes look for a window!
Heucheras Plant and/or Seed Trader Hostas Hummingbirder Region: Georgia Cactus and Succulents
Sedums Sempervivums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Tropicals
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jojoe
Jan 2, 2012 9:20 AM CST
Good morning everyone,

Stush, excuse me,I'm so sorry. *Blush* Don't mean to be aggrevating with questions! Shrug! I think I didn't make myself clear!! I wasn't necessarily planning on repotting the waffle now.But closer to spring, here it's only a few months away before the temp's start to rise.

The plants that I do have to replant it's done in a building i put some plants in for the winter with a lot of light,a heat source,and grow lights,and i do have heat pads for seedlings or any other plant that needs them.

When i got sick and got into plants it's was great but then about 1 & a half years ago i became wheel chair bound Sad .My hubby built this in a way that I can still have my plants and reach everything. Hurray!

Again I apologize for the miss understanding,I wasn't clear.Just trying to get all info I could to make a file on that plant.I will forget everything if i don't write it down.The MS has left lesion on my brain that either stops if from getting in or staying in. Confused Sorry if that was (to much info)

I appreciate the trouble you went through finding the links but unfortunately I already have them.As I reread them it did answer one question if they are found in bogs they like a lot of water.

I may still have a question or two when it does come time to repot the waffle.

You are a greatly helpful and polite to me thank you so much I tip my hat to you.

Jelinda
A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jan 3, 2012 2:28 PM CST
Jelinda,
My pleasure, I learned a lot looking up that plant. I like it. Also my bad for not noticing the zone you live in. (Lucky You). Here it's freezing cold and I have only 5 good months of out doors for my plants. You are lucky to have a good man to be by your side in life. I am really blessed with my wife. No body could put up with me. Well, good luck with all.
Stush
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
If a door closes look for a window!
Heucheras Plant and/or Seed Trader Hostas Hummingbirder Region: Georgia Cactus and Succulents
Sedums Sempervivums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Tropicals
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jojoe
Jan 5, 2012 12:05 PM CST
Stush,

You had no way of knowing that I'm still having temps in the 70's here.Some years we have hardly any cold weather you just never know.I thought house plants stop growing or putting out new growth in the winter.Everyone of my plants have new growth,they are growing like it's spring Confused

You read stop feeding when growth stops & start feeding when growth starts back Shrug! I just go by the time of year or no feeding for several months (they get no extra help)but they don't understand it's time to rest? Shrug!

Have a lovely day!!!!

Jo
A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!

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