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Alternanthera brasiliana 'Little Ruby'

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Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Alternanthera (al-ter-NANTH-ur-uh) (Info)
Species: brasiliana
Cultivar: Little Ruby

Synonym:Alternanthera dentata

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Burgundy

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Myers, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida



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