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Joseph's Coat Alternanthera dentata 'Brazillian Red Hots'

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al-ter-NANTH-ur-uh den-TAY-tuh
Description

Brazillian Red Hots is a cultivar with bright red-pink variegated leaves. It grows from 1.5 to 2.5 feet tall and loves heat and humidity. In NC it is used as a houseplant. 

Plant in average moist potting soil with good drainage. It will grow in sun to partial shade and is great for use on the patio in the summer or nestled into the garden to provide additional color.

 

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#container plant#red leaves#showy leaves#pink leaves#variegated leaves#upright#tropical perennial#houseplants
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#container plant#red leaves#showy leaves#pink leaves#variegated leaves#upright#tropical perennial#houseplants
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Alternanthera
    Species:
    dentata
    Family:
    Amaranthaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South America
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small white flowers in fall
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Variegated
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Lance-shaped leaves that have blotches of hot pink and purple.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Patio
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heat
    Humidity