Alternanthera variegated - Plant
Common name: Joseph s coat
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Joseph’s Coat has a rich history. It has been a gardener’s favorite for centuries. It originated in Central and South America where many varieties still abound. Over time, it made its way into the knot gardens of the Victorian era in Europe. Knot gardens were filled with this aesthetically pleasing beauty.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 30° to 40°F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Supply your Joseph’s Coat plant with rich, organic soil.
- It will respond well if you feed it a liquid fertilizer, like fish emulsion, every two or three weeks.
- This plant will require plenty of water, too.
- An inch of water every week will keep your plant happy.
Bedding plant, edger or containers. Foliage is particularly attractive when plants are massed as a ground cover or edger. Plants of this species have been used since Victorian times in clipped formal plantings. Also can be an attractive houseplant.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
- Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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