Dragon’s Tongue

Dragon's Tongue

The dragon tongue, also known as Hemigraphis repanda, Ruellia repanda, Waffle plant, and Dragon’s breath, belongs to the family Acanthaceae[1] and is native to India and Malaysia. It brings color to every corner and is one of the best options for beginners.

Dragon's Tongue Flowers

This slow-growing perennial with a low habit can reach 8 inches in height. The leaves are narrow and slender with a wrinkled texture and hints of maroon or dark purple color.

Dragon's Tongue Flowers

The thin, variegated leaves are usually up to 2 inches long. Under ideal growing conditions, the small Dragon’s Tongue plant will produce white or pink flowers with 5 petals. The vivid and bright white flowers contrast beautifully with the earthy foliage.

White Dragon's Tongue Flower

The small, delicate flowers typically bloom in summer or early spring and produce a mild scent that attracts pollinators. The gorgeous purple foliage makes the small houseplant a superb choice for garden borders, window boxes, color container gardens, hanging baskets, ground covers, and a terrarium plant.

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Key References
  • [1]“NParks | Strobilanthes sinuata”. Accessed November 02, 2021. Link.


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