Alternanthera 'Red Thread'
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Common Name:
Alternanthera 'Red Thread'
Ornamental Features:
Low growing, mounding, herbaceous perennial. Thin small red/burgundy leaves. Color shows up best on new growth. Mature size of 6 to 12 inches.
Habit and Growth Rate:
Moderate growth rate in moist, well-drained soil. Matures to less than a foot tall.
Landscape Value:
Great to use in large plantings for color or texture.
Zone 10
Likes light shade, but will take full sun. Adaptable to different soils, but will do best in a well drained loose mix. For best looks, keep moist. Use soluble fertilizer or top dress with slow release at moderate rates.
Pot Size & Finish Time:
Cell pack to 4" - 6 weeks Cell pack to 6" - 8 to 10 weeks
Propagation Methods:
Tissue Culture & division.
Pest/Disease Problems:
Mealybugs and Rhizoctonia
More Information:
Low growing, mounding, herbaceous perennial, great for ground cover, beds & borders. Likes shade, but can take full sun in Zones 9 - 10. Further north, grow as a warm season annual, spring to frost, or indoors in full light.