Common name: Parrot leaf, Joseph's coat, Joyweed, Calico plant, Copperleaf

Native to: South America and West Indies

 

Alternathera are bushy annuals and perennials with colourful leaves and insignificant flowers.

 

A. dentata is an evergreen perennial which may be grown as a bedding plant, providing good ground cover. The foliage is dark green flushed with purple and bronze, with brighter purple undersides. Insignificant white flowers are produced towards the rains.

Alternanthera dentata

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun to partial shade

    Flowers: Insignificant, small, white "pompom" 

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen; leaves attractively red or purple variants

    Growth habit: Bushy

    Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant

    Height: Up to 15 to 30 cm

    Spread: Up to 15 to 30 cm

    Soil requirements: Prefers rich, moist well-drained soils.

    Uses: Flowers, borders and beds, container plants

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