Alternanthera plant growing herbaceous of the genus Alternanthera also known as Joyweed, Alternanthera plant perennial evergreen or cold annual plant used as ornamental ground cover plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+ as perennial (depend the species) or as annual 4+.
Leaves color can be: green, pink, orange, brown, black, white, yellow, red, purple, magenta or multicolor the leaves fleshy in the shape elliptic to shapeless the structure can be: wavy to curly and the leaves can be hairy, (some spices the leaves edible and used cooked, eaten raw, salad, stir fry and more).
Alternanthera plant flower
Flower color white, green, yellow or purple, the flower small connected in the bottom and assembles pompon shape.
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Requirements for Alternanthera plant 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?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
30-50cm, 12-20 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
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?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower:
pompon shape flower, color can be: white, green, yellow or purple, the flower small connected in the bottom and assembles pompon shape
Pollination is done by:
Leaves harvesting season:
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 color can be: green, pink, orange, brown, black, white, yellow, red, purple, magenta or multicolor
Uses of Name leaves:
Eat raw, cooked, stir fry, salad