Alternanthera is a large genus of 200 species of bushy annuals and perennials that are grown mainly for their attractive colorful leaves, which are opposite, often toothed, and variable in size. Alternanthera are native to tropical and subtropical open forests in Central and South America.
Noteworthy Characteristics: Colorful foliage. Good for bedding, groundcover, hanging baskets, edging, or formal knot gardens
- Low Maintenance
- Direct Sunlight
- Water enough to keep the soil moist, but not wet or soggy