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Now that fall is here, we have limited our stock for online purchase. Find Monrovia plants at your local garden center. Pre-order for 2023 will be available later this year. ×

Brazilian Joyweed

Alternanthera brasiliana

Known for its all-season color and texture, the long-lasting burgundy foliage makes a great addition to baskets and containers. Plant with contrasting colors for a wonderful show. Annual.
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10-11: Perennial
Grow as Annual in all zones

Good to Grow...for one season:


Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationall-ter-NAN-ther-ah
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 10 to 16 in. tall, 18 to 20 in. wide.
Bloom TimePrized for Foliage
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Edging, Groundcover, Hanging Basket
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. May be sheared lightly mid-season to revitalize. Feed monthly.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

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Grow As Annual in All Zones