Alternanthera dentata growing shrub of the genus Alternanthera also known as Joseph’s coat or Alternanthera brasiliana, Alternanthera dentata perennial evergreen and can grow also as annual in cold climate used as ornamental ground cover plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+ as perennial or as annual 4+.
Alternanthera dentate leaves
Leaves edible the color can be green, red or purple the leaves fleshy in elliptic shape.
Flower color white the flower in pompon shape.
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Requirements for Alternanthera dentate growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
When is the best time to prune a Alternanthera dentata shrub?
How to prune a Alternanthera dentata:
Just for design
What is the size of a Alternanthera dentata shrub?
40-80cm, 16-32 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Pompon shape flower in white color
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
After establishes cut the leaves with the branches
Information about leaves:
Leaves fleshy in the shape elliptic the structure is wavy to curly and the color green, red or purple
Uses of Alternanthera dentata leaves:
Eat raw, cooked, stir fry, salad