Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Alternanthera reineckii, Purple, Alternanthera

Common Name: Alternanthera

Family: Amaranthacea

Genus: Alternanthera

Species: reineckii

Cultivar or Variety: Purple

Characteristics of Plant
This is a plant that can be used two ways. It can be grown in the ground or in a pot, or it can be submerged and grown in a pond or around the edges of a small lake.

The plant has two tone leaves. Purple on one side and a darker reddish color on the other side which makes for nice contrasting.

Life Cycle
Perennial

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
1- 2 feet

Plant Form
Upright
Branching
Spreading

Blooms
No

Nutritional Needs
Moist
Wet
Dry

Reproduces By
Stem Fragments

Cutting Flower
No

Image
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