Alternanthera – Burgundy Threadleaf – Joseph’s Coat – Alternanthera dentata
Adapatable as House Plant
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Evenly moist, well-drained soil for optimal growth. Drought Tolerant once established. Foliage color is deepest and most colorful with as much sun as possible, although the plant will grow well with at least 4 hours of direct sun. The foliage color will be less dramatic with less sun.
Great for landscapes and containers.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Landscape, Mass Planting
pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 200 - 300
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Spring through Summer Finish. Standard PPP
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-8
7-9" Pot : 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Pinching is not needed but may be used to shape and increase branching. PGRs may be needed, a light application may help control growth in small containers. Bonzi or Sumagic are effective. Do not use Cycocel.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.