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Alternanthera variegated - Plant

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These are annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. While some of the better-known species are aquatic plants, most are terrestrial.
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Description for Alternanthera variegated

Alternanthera is a genus of flowering plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae mainly popular for foliage plant.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Sessile Joyweed,Josephs coat Red Seasonal bloomer Up to 2 to 3 ft Easy to grow

Planting and care

Josephs coat plants are not 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 colours are more intense in full sun.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to part shade Well-drained soil Medium 20 to 30 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Alternanthera variegated

    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.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Alternanthera variegated

Special features: 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.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: The plant is used for the ornamental purpose. Its generally keep indoor in the living room and in terrace area.

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

Note: Use only after consulting the specialist.

References


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

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Can you ensure that your packaging will not spoil the plant.
Rewa Dhar
Friday, 31 March 2017
Pot seems to be really small. DO I have to shift the plan to the bigger pot as it starts growing in a few months?
Gaurav Narwania
Thursday, 23 February 2017
I really impressed with live plant I purchased online from nurserylive, the packaging was superb.. Thanks
Kiran Mayi

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