Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Hemigraphis Colorata Flame ivy

Hemigraphis colorata is native to countries in southeast Asia and India. It is a creeping herb. It is Perennial and requires a well drained but moist soil with a pH ranging from 6.1 to 7.5. A pH of 6.1 to 6.5 is mild acidic, where as pH ranging from 6.6 to 7.5 is neutral.  It is a shade loving plant. It is also called as Red ivy or flame ivy, Purple Waffle plant, Blume Metal leaf, Cemetery plant, in Sanskrit it is called as Vranaropani and in Malayalam it is called  as Murikooti  . Synonyms: colorata alternata. It is suitable for hanging baskets or as ground cover and can be easily grown by stem cuttings. Foliage is metallic silvery gray-green-purple above and purple on the back side. It has small white delicate flowers as shown in the photograph. The flowers tend to get hidden between leaves.It blooms from late spring to early fall. This plant can be grown indoors with sufficient light.  It grows in USDA zone 10a to 11. Please read the disclaimer This plant is medicinal Research Article ANTI-DIABETES AND HYPOGLYCAEMIC PROPERTIES OF HEMIGRAPHIS COLORATA IN RATS, Review on pharmacological activity of Hemigraphis colorata (Blume) H. G. Hallier, NCBI, Ayurvedic preparation from Azadirachtaindica, Terminaliachebula, Hemigraphiscolorata extracts and Its Antimicrobial investigation
Hemigraphis colorata Summary

Scientific Name: Hemigraphis Colorata
Common Name: Red ivy or flame ivy, Purple Waffle plant, Blume Metal leaf, Cemetery plant, in Sanskrit it is called as Vranaropani and in Malayalam it is called  as Murikooti
Indian Name: Sanskrit it is called as Vranaropani and in Malayalam it is called  as Murikooti
Pronunciation: hem-ee-GRAF-iss  kol-oh-RAY-tuh
Native to: Southeast Asia and India, Malaysia, Java
Found In: Southeast Asia and India, Malaysia, Java, America, Mexico
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade
Max Height: 10 Inches, Creeper
Drought-tolerant: No
Propagation Methods: Stem Cuttings
Bloom Color : White
Bloom Time: Spring to Late Summer, early Fall
Foliage: Purple, Metallic shades of Silver-blue-green-purple
Duration: Perennial
Invasive potential: Not invasive See Also Invasive plants, Invasive.org, SANBI, Invasive Plants — A Horticultural Perspective
Pests and Diseases: Relatively pests and Disease free, See also Plant Pests and Diseases, Plant health in gardens, Plant pests and diseases
Natural Enemy: NA, See also Natural Enemies Listed by Pest, Some Common Beneficial Predatory Thrips
Remedy: NA, See Also Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Plant Character: Deer resistant
USDA Hardiness: 10a to 11
Uses: Ground Covers, Borders or hanging pots
Maintenance: Low
Medicinal: Yes, Please read the Disclaimer
Attraction:
Soil: Well drained but moist, Use Cocopeat,
Soil pH: Slightly Alkaline or Neutral pH range 6.1 to 7.5 , Soil pH: What it MeansSoil: understanding pH and testing soil, Soil pH

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