Alternanthera (Red) - Plant

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.
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About Alternanthera

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

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Joyweeds,Josephs coat
Maximum Reachable Height 0.50 to 1 feet
Flower Colour White
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 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.

Alternanthera 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
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 62 to 77 degrees F
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Alternanthera 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.

Alternanthera uses

Ornamental Use:

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Alternanthera ?

Alternanthera is commonly known as Joyweeds,Josephs coat

How tall do Alternanthera grow?

On average Alternanthera grows 0.50 to 1 feet

What color are Alternanthera ?

A Alternanthera plant bears flowers of color White

When Alternanthera blooms?

With enough light, Alternanthera may produce White flowers in Seasonal bloomer

How hard is Alternanthera to grow?

A Alternanthera is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Alternanthera need?

A Alternanthera prefers Full sun to part shade

How much water does a Alternanthera need?

A Alternanthera prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Alternanthera need?

A Alternanthera prefers Well-drained soil

What temperature does a Alternanthera like?

A Alternanthera prefers 62 to 77 degrees F

How often should I fertilize my Alternanthera ?

To encourage Alternanthera growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Can i keep it in my ac room?

Manisha Sharma

Saturday, 29 February 2020

A perfect house plant.

Sherly Uthup

Friday, 21 February 2020

Does it comes with soil?

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