These are annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. While some of the better known species are aquatic plants, most are terrestrial.They take many forms, from prostrate to erect to floating. The leaves are oppositely arranged. The inflorescence is a spike or a rounded head occurring in the leaf axils or the ends of branches. The flowers have 5 tepals. There are 3 to 5 stamens which are fused into a rim at the bases, and 5 pseudostaminodes.
||Alternanthera (Red) - Plant
||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Alternanthera is a genus of flowering plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae mainly popular for foliage plant.
||16 inch (41 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||0.50 to 1 feet
||Easy to grow
Planting and 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.
Josephs 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.
||Full sun to part shade
||62 to 77 degrees F
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Alternanthera special feature
Bedding plant, edger or containe 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
- 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