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Alternanthera reineckii

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Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Alternanthera (al-ter-NANTH-ur-uh) (Info)
Species: reineckii (ry-NEK-ee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Alternanthera rosaefolia
Synonym:Telanthera rosaefolia

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Category:
Ponds and Aquatics
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Burgundy
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral NativePlantFan9 On Oct 9, 2004, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Common rock and gravel plant in fish tanks and koi ponds. According to The Krib.com, may not be a true aquatic. This plant is distributed throughout tropical regions and is widely sold as an aquatic or gravel plant near water gardens.



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