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Alternanthera dentata    

Alternanthera dentata

Alternanthera dentata is a member of the Alternanthera family. Its botanical name is Alternanthera dentata.

grows 20 to 28 inches tall, and up to 18 inches wide and is trouble-free in full sun or partial shade. The bright foliage of this new favorite perennial for the Florida Friendly garden has been a welcome addition to garden designers. Once established it is fairly drought tolerant. The color is most vibrant in full sun. Ball shaped white flowers stretch out above the foliage in mid winter. Cut these back as the days become longer in early spring for a vigorous flush of color. Brazilian Red Hots is a great tall edging plant for your garden beds and is available in the Warm Season in our Innovative SausEdge format for easy planting and an instant manicured look. You can ‘slice your SausEdge’ into smaller ‘links’ and stretch your dollars and get the same look and performance and more value. The hot pink and rose shades make these plants adaptable to use with cool or warm colors. They can be the ‘THRILLER’ in stunning and long lasting perennial combination containers mixed with Diamond Frost, Nirvana Vinca, Pentas, Angelonia and many others

Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Floral white. Leaves usually appear in   Red-brown and   Wine colour. Alternanthera dentata grows as a perennial and is a non-edible ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Normally growing to a mature height of 70.0 cm (2.27 feet), Alternanthera dentata grows with a ground-cover habit.

Alternanthera dentata is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Alternanthera dentata have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Alternanthera dentata

  • Full Sun

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  • Partial Sun

  • Low

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Use Zone 9 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Alternanthera dentata is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea).

See our list of companion Plants for Alternanthera dentata to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Alternanthera dentata from seed

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Alternanthera dentata about 63 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Alternanthera dentata

Alternanthera dentata is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Common Alternanthera dentata problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Alternanthera dentata plants:

Other names for Alternanthera dentata

Brazilian red hot, Aluminium Plant

Alternanthera dentata (Moench) Stuchlik ex R.E. Fries

Alternanthera dentata care instructions

How long does Alternanthera dentata take to grow?

These estimates for how long Alternanthera dentata takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

When should I plant Alternanthera dentata?

Our when to plant Alternanthera dentata estimates are relative to your last frost date. Enter your frost dates and we'll calculate your sowing and planting dates for you!


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