Alternanthera Ficoidea White
Common Name: Joseph’s coat, Brazilian Snow, Snow Carpet, Brazilian Snow Carpet
Alternanthera Ficoidea White is a low-growing ornamental shrub that is native to Central and South America. The leaves have distinct ruffles that enhance the beautiful white and green colors. The white patterns are random, and each leaf will look different from the next. When grown under ideal conditions, Alternanthera Ficoidea White will produce white stalkless flowers along the base of the leaves.
Alternanthera Ficoidea White does best grown under full sun to partial shade. The soil should be allowed to briefly dry between watering. Being a cold hardy plant, Alternanthera Ficoidea White can survive winter temperature as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Alternanthera Ficoidea White will not survive being grown submerged under water, so these plants will do best in terrariums. Regular trimming will help keep this plant compact and low. These cuttings can be replanted as a form of propagation.
- Alternanthera Ficoidea White is a terrestrial plant and will not survive in aquariums and paludariums.
- May be used in terrariums, but avoid having the Alternanthera Ficoidea White in standing water
- Alternanthera Ficoidea White size, coloration and growth rate are dependent upon the condition of the environment. Photos are a representation of what you will receive and may vary.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
Family Name: Amaranthaceae
Native: Central and South America
Size: 3-5 inches
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Water: Slight dry period between watering
Propagation: Herbaceous stem cutting
Growth rate: Medium