This dark-leaved, tropical foliage plant loves heat, and is useful spreading through a bed, border, or in a container where its deep purple leaves can contrast with brightly colored flowers or foliage. Alternanthera are native to tropical and sub-tropical areas.Their flowers are generally an afterthought. This plant works well for edging, as an annual groundcover, or in a formal knot garden.
re esay plants to grow. They like full sunlight and lots of water. Plants grow and spread quickly. Soils should be well prepared if the plants are to last for many yea ¹ Cutting can be done once in a while to keep plants in shape. Plants flower in winter. Flowers are unattractive and spoil the show. Plants should be cut back and fertilized just after winter to get back original form and color.
||Alternanthera dentata purple kinght - Plant
||6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Ageratum houstonianum is a cool-season annual plant often grown as bedding in gardens. The plant grows to 0.3,1 m high, with ovate to triangular leaves 2,7 cm long, and blue flowerheads. The flower heads are borne in dense corymbs.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Alternanthera Purple Knight, Purple Calico Plant
|Maximum Reachable Height
||0.50 to 2.50 feet
||just after winter
||easy to grow
Planting and care
To help conserve water, reduce stress, and encourage healthy growth, apply a 2- to 4-inch layer of chopped and shredded leaves, grass clippings, or shredded bark around the base of your plants. Allow about an inch of space between the mulch and the base stem of the plant.
Plant out after the frost-free date in moist but well-drained soil in full sun (for best color) or partial shade. Pinch or clip back to maintain compact form.
Alternanthera dentata purple kinght care
Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area. Arabian is a small bush with evergreen leaves. There are many other varieties of plant, of which are best suited for sub-tropical climates. Learning how to grow will add a striking visual and olfactory touch to the garden.
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Alternanthera dentata purple kinght special feature
Shorter varieties are excellent as bedding plants, edgers (along paths, walkways and border fronts) and container plants (hanging baskets, window boxes, urns or other containers).
Alternanthera dentata purple kinght uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Ageratum houstonianum Mill is one of the most important medicinal plants of this region Ageratum houstonianum is a short lived(annual or biennial) herbaceous plant growing 0
- 3-1m tall, with showy flower heads and have long history of traditional medicinal uses
- The stems are round, mostly green in colour, and softly