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Alternanthera ficoidea (‘Grenadine’)

Life: Tropical/Indoor Perennial, Texas Annual

Size: 18"

Light: Full to Partial Sun

Water: Well-Watered

Soil: Neutral to Sandy

With bright burgundy leaves and rich pink veins, the leaves on this plant are striking and unique. Though a perennial in the tropics, it is frost-tender and is grown as an annual in Texas. It makes an excellent ground cover or container plant, and can be used alone or in a planting mix for interest. In the late summer or fall, small white flowers will appear along the stems, but the plant is not commonly grown for its flowers.