Puošnioji alternantera (alstė) – Alternanthera amoena

Puošnioji alternantera

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant namePuošnioji alternantera (alstė)
Latin plant nameAlternanthera amoena Voss.
English plant nameParrot Leaf
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Pods
  • Cemetery
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Flowerbed, parterres
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 25
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very short (foreground plants) – till 20 cm height
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
  • purple
  • variegated
Blossom color
  • blossoms non decorative
Blooming time
  • -
Blooming period-
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months5
Groupnon-typical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: cuttings. They are taken from mother plants which are maintained in greenhouses at 14 to 16 ° C. It is takes root in ground peat and sand mixture within 2-3 weeks and at 20°C within 3-5 days.

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