Brazilian Red Hots™ Alternanthera

Brazilian Red Hots™ Alternanthera dentata ‘BRAZILIAN RED’ 

  • Demands attention with its bright, eye catching foliage
  • Loves humidity and is heat tolerant
  • Great for garden beds, containers and patio pots

Brazilian Red Hots™ Alternanthera dentata

Description: The Brazilian Red Hots™ plant demands attention with its hot pink foliage. This Alternanthera is an excellent feature shrub for garden beds, containers and patio pots. Its brightly coloured leaves are contrasted by ball shaped white flowers in spring.

Size: Approximately 50-60cm x 50-60cm.

Planting Density: 2–4 plants per m², 2–3 plants per linear metre.

Uses: Specimen planting in garden beds, containers, patio pots.

Position: Full sun to part shade. Brazilian Red Hots™ Alternanthera loves humidity and is heat tolerant.

It’s a frost tender shrub, so it will need to be planted in a sheltered position to protect it from light frost. In frost-free areas Brazilian Red Hots™ Alternanthera can be planted in full sun to part shade. It requires well drained moist soils.

Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. Yearly pruning will promote vibrant new growth.

Provide the Brazilian Red Hots™ plant with adequate water as required. Keep moist in dry weather and protect from light frost.

Where it works: North & South Island

This website gives general information for the regions in New Zealand. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.

Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.

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