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Alternanthera ficoidea Parrot Leaf - Plant

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Description

Make your home garden elegant and beautiful by growing an excellent Alternanthera plant.

Sr Item name
1 Alternanthera ficoidea Parrot Leaf - Plant
2 4 inch (10 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Alternanthera is herbaceous perennial small shrub plant in the Amaranthaceae family. Leaves are crinkled green with irregular margins, bumpy and puckered in appearance.Flowers creamy-greenish, inconspicuous, produced at leaf axils in head-like clusters with papery sepals. Over all growth is compact and low form makes plant an ideal for groundcover.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 8 inch (20 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Sessile Joyweed,Josephs coat
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 2 to 3 ft
Flower Colour Red
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

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

    Alternanthera ficoidea Parrot Leaf care

  • Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
  • Sunlight
  • At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
  • Watering
  • Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
  • Grow well in pH range of 5.5 to 7.5
  • Temperature 20 to 30 degrees C
    Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
  • Alternanthera ficoidea Parrot Leaf uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for the ornamental purpose like ground cover, Border, etc

    It contains

    SrItem name
    1Alternanthera ficoidea Parrot Leaf - Plant
    24 inch (10 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where to plant Alternanthera?

    You can plant a Alternanthera plant in an indoor and outdoors growing conditions, in pot or in ground at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant. 1. Direct or indirect bright sunlight. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Is Alternanthera an indoor plant?

    You can plant Alternanthera in an indoor or outdoor growing conditions where direct or indirect bright sunlight is available.

    What is Alternanthera plant?

    Alternanthera is a genus of flowering plants in the family Amaranthaceae.

    How to care for Alternanthera plant?

    To care Alternanthera plant consider the following points. 1. Direct or indirect bright sunlight. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to plant Alternanthera?

    To plant Alternanthera consider the following points. 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil which is rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives direct or indirect bright sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct or indirect bright sunlight. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get direct or indirect bright sunlight. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June July).

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