Sessile Joyweed, Dwarf copperleaf, Joyweed
||Alternanthera species red - Plant
||6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Alternanthera is a genus of flowering plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. It is a widespread genus with most species occurring in the tropical Americas, and others in Asia, Africa, and Australia.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Sessile Joyweed, Dwarf copperleaf, Joyweed
|Maximum Reachable Height
||0.50 to 1.00 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.
Alternanthera species red 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.
||Full sun to part shade
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Alternanthera species red 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.
Alternanthera species red uses
- 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