Urban Garden

Alternanthera Purple Prince

Urban Garden

Alternanthera Purple Prince

Product code : 60-0338-010

7.89$

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Recommendations :
Indoor sowing : It is suggested to sow 6-8 weeks before planting outside. (*)
(*) From 7 to 10 days after the date of the last ground frost.

This first compact seed Alternanthera is an easy to grow variety. This will give you a durable carpet of ruby-burgundy foliage. Tolerates dryness and rain. Ideal for low maintenance landscaping or to accentuate a combo.

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Maturity (Weeks)

9-11

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Germination (Days)

3

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Seedling temperature (°C)

22-24

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Half-shade

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Sun

Maturity (weeks)

9-11

Germination (days)

3

Seedling temperature (°C)

22-24

Height (cm)

25-41

Spreading (cm)

46-51

Colour

Mixed colours

Formulation

Raw

Cultivation mode

Plantation : Sow the seeds 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Keep the temperature between 22-25 °C. Germination time is around 3 days. Alternanthera Purple Prince is grown for its burgundy foliage. Grow plants with daylength longer than 12 hours to maintain vegetative growth. Growing under high light conditions will result in deeper purple foliage. Pinching is not needed.

Soil : Indoor: A well-drained, porous sowing media is best to prevent overwatering. Outdoor: Well-drained soil.

Culturals practices : Step 1: plow the soil about 30 cm (12 inches). Add an equal part of potting soil and mix well. Dig a hole approximately the same length as the container and about 1 ½ to 3 times the width. Step 2: slightly squeeze the container, tap out the plant, and delicately free the roots. If the roots are too dense, liberate the fibers by inserting a knife or a transplanter. Separate the roots carefully, then place in the hole.* Good to know: Use an organic bone meal or a «soil activator» when transplanting to stimulate root development. Follow the instructions for use on the package. Fill up the hole with garden soil. Slightly press the soil around the base of the plant to favor the contact between the roots and the soil. Water regularly every 2 or 3 days until the soil is well compacted.

Consult our technical sheet

Latin name

Alternanthera brasiliana

Use

ground cover, containers, hanging plant

Floraison

July to September

Sowing calendar

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Sowing guide

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