Alternantera's are grown for their brilliant colouured foliage which ranges from red to green.  Their growth habit is neat and compact making them good for edging.  Their white flowers are inconspicious.  Beware they are frost tender so mostly grown as annuals.

Position - Full sun to partial shade in well drained soil.

Spacing - 15cm to get good coverage.

Disease and pests -

Alternantera don't really have any problems.

Care -

Feed every 2 months with a general fertilizer like 2.3.2.  Pinch back occasionally to keep plants bushy.  Alternantera do well in containers.


Red, Pink and yellow.