Alternanthera (Red) - Plant

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Note: The image is for reference purpose. Actual plant height will be 0.5 to 3ft.
Sessile Joyweed, Dwarf copperleaf, Joyweed
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Alternanthera is a genus of flowering plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. It is a widespread genus with most species occurring in the tropical Americas, and others in Asia, Africa, and Australia.

Common name: Sessile Joyweed, Dwarf copperleaf, Joyweed
Color: White
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Joseph’s coat plants aren’t picky about the soil as long as it is well-drained and not too rich. The plants grow well in both sun and partial shade, but the colors are more intense in full sun.

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 62-77F

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Water the plants often enough to keep the soil from completely drying out.
  • They generally don’t need additional fertilizer, but if they aren’t growing well, try giving them a shovelful of compost in summer.
  • Cut them back if the mounds start to sprawl or spread open.


Special Feature:
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.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Stems and leaves useful in eye trouble.
  • Decoction is taken with little salt drunk to check vomiting of blood.
  • Shoot with other ingredients used to restore virility.
  • Poultice used for boils.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
  • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.


Note:
for medicinal use

Reference:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
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