Alternanthera ficoidea growing herbaceous of the genus Alternanthera also known as Parrot-leaf or Sanguinarea, Alternanthera ficoidea perennial evergreen or cold annual plant mostly used as ornamental ground cover plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+ as perennial or as annual 4+.

Leaves edible color can be: green, pink, yellow, orange, white, red, purple, magenta or multicolor the leaves fleshy in the shape elliptic to shapeless the structure is wavy to curly and the color green leaves.

Alternanthera ficoidea flower

Flower color white the flower in pompon shape.

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Requirements for Alternanthera ficoidea growing and care:

Humidity, frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction / Seed (mostly not viable)

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive

Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, ants

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead branches

Size of the plant?
30-50cm (12-20 inches) mostly grow wide

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Flower color white the flower in pompon shape.

Pollination is done by:
Bees

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 ovate to shapeless the structure is wavy to curly and the color can be: green, pink, yellow, orange, white, red, purple, magenta or multicolor

Uses of Alternanthera ficoidea leaves:
Eat raw, cooked, stir fry, salad

Scientific name:

Alternanthera ficoidea

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