Alternanthera Caracasana

Alternanthera Caracasana

$4.00 inc. GST

POT MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 12cm(Ø) x 9cm(H)

Pot color and size may vary and change subject to availability

Alternanthera Caracasana is a species of flowering plant in the amaranth family known by the common names khaki weed, washerwoman and mat chaff flower.

  • It is a large genus of 200 species of bushy annuals and perennials that are grown mainly for their attractive colorful leaves, which are opposite, often toothed, and variable in size.
  • It is native to tropical and subtropical open forests in Central and South America.
  • It is popular for its colorful foliage that includes several shades of burgundy, red, orange, yellow and lime green.
  • Some species have single-or bi-colored leaves, while others have the entire rainbow of color in a single plant.
  • These frost-tender perennials are grown as annuals and range in size from 2-inch dwarfs to 12-inch mounds of foliage.
LIGHT
  • The plants grow well in both sun and partial shade, but the colors are more intense in full sun.
WATER
  • Water the plants often enough to keep the soil from completely drying out.
SOIL
  • Soil is well-drained and not too rich.
FERTILIZER
  • They generally don’t need additional fertilizer, but if they aren’t growing well, try giving them a shovelful of compost.

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