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On Sun, 11 Apr 1999, Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:
> My local Petsmart is now offering a plant called "Purple Waffle".
> The undersides of each leaf are purple. The main stem of the plant is
> similar to Okra, tomatoes, etc, many terrestrial plants and vegetables.
> Does anyone know the scientific name of this plant? Is it aquatic?
> I have also noticed "Aluminum Plants" available from time to time. The
> of this plant have silvery patches of color near the center. Does anyone have
> experience with either of these plants?
I have tried this in my tanks and it died. Then I found out that it is
not a true aquatic plant and can't live submersed for long periods of
time. It is a tresterial palnt and thee roots start to rot and then the
whole plant dies. It is trully beautiful but doesn't work in a planted