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  • Alternanthera Red Threads
    ‘Red Threads’

Alternanthera Red Threads
Alternanthera Red Threads
Unique, easy-to-grow foliage plant adds distinctive color and texture to sun and shade combos. Densely branched, with compact, tightly mounded habit – requires only one pinch in finishing. Thrives in heat, holds up at retail in shady conditions.
  • General Information
    • Height: 10-12" (25-30cm)
    • Spread: 16-18" (41-46cm)
    • Exposure: Shade, Sun
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 104, 209
    • Rooting Hormone: No
    • Average Days with Mist: 6-8
    • Pinch: Yes
    • Average Propagation Time (weeks): 3-4
    • Comments: Stick cuttings immediately upon arrival to avoid breakdown.
    • Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
    • Light Levels (fc): 4,000-8,000
    • Temperature Day: 74-85°F (23-29°C)
    • Temperature Night: 62-70°F (17-21°C)
    • Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
    • No. of Pinches: 1
    • Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Generally not needed. B-Nine(S) 2,500 ppm.
    • Pests: Spider mites
    • Diseases: None
    • Comments: Pinch for better branching and shape.
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 6-8 weeks
    • 6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1-2 ppp, 8-10 weeks
    • 10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-5 ppp, 10-12 weeks
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