• 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
  • Propagation Guide
    • 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

      Average propagation time for perennials includes 3-5 weeks to bulk-up the liner before beginning cold treatment when started in late Summer or early Autumn.

      Comments: Stick cuttings immediately upon arrival to avoid breakdown.
  • Finishing
    • 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.
  • Crop Time (weeks)
    • 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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