Alternanthera (also called Joseph's Coat) is an annual plant that produces leaves of many colors. We offer assorted liners of Alternanthera in which we choose thirty-five plants each of three varieties to fill the tray. Our Alternanthera are great for growers and small greenhouse owners just getting started. Assorted Alternanthera can offer some variety to your stock. We also offer Alternanthera in URC (unrooted cuttings).
Your unrooted cuttings will arrive freshly cut. You will need to plant them immediately
and begin a misting cycle to root the cuttings. This will leech the soil of nutrients, so during the propagation phase use a constant feed of 1/3 the normal recommended dosage
of fertilizer until well rooted.
To achieve best results with Alternanthera, use well drained soil and plant in full sun. The amount of sunlight on the Alternanthera affects the color of the leaves. Plant 1 plug per 4in pot. Alternanthera does best with low feed until it is established.Once it has a well established root system, feed moderately. Alternanthera shouldn't be left outside below 60 degree temperature.
Cuttings vary in size between different plant families, but most can be described as tip cuttings (ivy are leaf-and-eye stem cuttings not tips) that stick nicely
in small plug trays such as the 105-plug tray we use (some varieties are better suited for a 50 cell tray, i.e. Angelwing Begonia, Bougainvillea, Setcrecea, etc.). Please do not order unrooted cuttings unless you are an experienced propagator with mist systems and proper temperature control.
Alternanthera Assorted Quick Reference Guide
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