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Alternanthera (Red) – Plant

Product Contains

Sr No. Item name
1 Alternanthera (Red) – Plant
2 Round Plastic Pot (Black/White)

205.00 299.00

Estimated delivery date 2021/06/21
1,125.00 for 3 item(s)

About Alternanthera

Alternanthera is a slender-leaved perennial selection that doesn’t wander, forming a textured carpet in shades of deep burgundy. A single plant makes a mound about 8 inches tall and 14 inches wide. It blooms on and off all year, but you may never notice. The small, pale flower buttons are held in the leaf axils, where they are nearly indistinguishable from the foliage unless you’re paying close attention. Use ‘Red Threads’ at the base of taller plants in the border to provide vibrant color echoes or contrasts. Grow as a warm-season annual in cooler climates, mass the plants in beds, or use in a formal knot garden.

Plant Specifications

Common Name
Brazilian Joyweed, Purple Joyweed
Maximum Reachable Height
Up t0 8 inches
Flower Colour
White
Bloom Time
May-June
Difficulty Level Easy to grow.

Planting And Care

Sunlight

  • At least five to six hours of sunlight a day is ideal for this plant grow well in natural bright light .

Soil

  • Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.

Watering

  • Water the plant when the top soil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of Fertilizer

  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Don’ts

  • Do not over water the plant.
  • Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.

Alternanthera Care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in Natural direct bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

Sunlight Natural bright light.
Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
Temperature 16 to 32 Degrees Celsius.
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

Alternanthera Special Feature

Beautiful foliage.

Alternanthera Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • They are commonly successfully used as landscape shrubs.

 

Disclaimer : The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

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