'Calico plant' is a plant in the Alternanthera genus with a scientific name of Alternanthera ficoidea.
Alternanthera ficoidea is a great popular groundcover plant. Has many different brightly colored cultivars that feature green leaves blotched with yellow, orange, red, brown, copper or purple.Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Ghost white. Leaves appear approximately as a Grade 1 Paint Green and Palatinate purple colour. It is a herb and is treated mainly as an annual/perennial, so it can grow either as a single season or multiple season plant. Normally grows with a forb habit.
Calico plant is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Calico plant about 63 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Calico plant so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Calico plant so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Calico plant plants:
Parrot Leaf, Joseph's coat
Alternanthera ficoidea (L.) P. Beauv.
Misspellings: alternanthera ficodes, alternanthera ficoides
Calico plant care instructions
How long does Calico plant take to grow?
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