Low-growing fast-growing ground cover. Multicoloured foliage in shades of pink, bronze, red and green gives colour right through the year. Happy anywhere frost-free where it will create a beautiful mass display, or backdrop to more showy seasonal flowers.
The images include a comparison of the leaf size and colour difference between Tricolour and the pinker-leaved Purple Splash.
USE FOR : Tropical gardens or for colour contrasting. Borders as low stepover hedging, and mass planting ground cover.
CLIMATE : Frost free. Thrives in humidity
PLANTING : Alterantheras love warm sheltered positions with morning and/or afternoon sun. Full sun, but not too exposed and dry. Plant in a free draining soil rich in organic matter. A potting mix rich with peat moss or humus is ideal. Requires regular watering.
CARE : Mulch and water well after planting. Clip over to maintain dense habit and vivid leaf colour.
MATURE HEIGHT & WIDTH : 30cm H x 30cm - 40cm W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
What is tubestock? In WA or TAS? We can't ship this plant to you for biosecurity reasons.
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