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Purple Knight Alternanthera Dentata: A Stunning Addition to Your Garden

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Original price Rs. 250.00
Current price Rs. 239.00
Common name:
Alternanthera Purple Knight, Purple Calico Plant
Groundcovers, Shrubs
Amaranthaceae or Amaranthus family
Sun growing, Semi shade
Normal, Can tolerate less, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
January, February, December, Flowers are inconspicuous
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Foliage color:
Red, Purple
Plant Height or length:
50 cms to 100 cms
Plant Spread or Width:
50 cms to 100 cms
Plant Form:
Special Character:
  • Good for Edges ie very small hedge or border
  • Suitable for road median planting
  • Hanging or weeping growth habit
  • Good on seaside
  • Grows best in humid and warm regions
Generally available in India in quantities of:
Over thousands

Plant Description:

The Alternentheras are native to Brazil. They are low clustering ground cover. Twisted leaves are narrow and elongated. Leaf colour is deep purple red. Grows slightly taller than the regular reep. Height is around 20 to 30 cms. Ideal for carpet bedding. One of the basic plants for any landscape. Used for making small edges, framing other plants and alphabet writing in the landscape. Plants flower during winters (short day length).

Growing tips:

Are esay plants to grow. They like full sunlight and lots of water. Plants grow and spread quickly. Soils should be well prepared if the plants are to last for many years. Cutting can be done once in a while to keep plants in shape. Plants flower in winter. Flowers are unattractive and spoil the show. Plants should be cut back and fertilized just after winter to get back original form and color.