How to grow Alternanthera dentata

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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How to grow Alternanthera dentate growing and care:

Frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

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Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn

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When is the best time to prune a Alternanthera dentata shrub?
All year

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

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

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General information about the flower
Pompon shape flower in white color

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

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

Scientific name:

Alternanthera dentata

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