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Alternanthera ficoidea "party time" or variegated

Alternanthera ficoidea "party time" or variegated (Alternanthera ficoidea)

Check out the color on this plant! Alternanthera ficoidea "party time" or variegated

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It's called Iresine.
I've never seen one with green on it's leaves .
I have to bring mine indoors for the winter.

24 Oct, 2008



This is related to Iresine...however, this plant is called Alternanthera 'Party Time' I have many of these plants. I sell this plant is very easy to propagate from cuttings.

25 Oct, 2008


My Iresine looks exactly like it except for the green bits.

25 Oct, 2008



It is very closely related to Iresine...however, if you Google Alternanthera 'Party Time' you will see this is not Iresine though. I've been growing and selling this plant for about 6 years now. It also doesn't grow as large as my Iresine lendenii, which can grow to 6+ feet tall.

25 Oct, 2008


Alternanthera ficoidea to be exact....I found a plant ID page for the garden and city. It had this plant listed. It may also be called variegated alternanthera or "party time". It says partial shade or full sun and lots of moisture for this one.

Thanks for the info Delonix!

26 Oct, 2008


I looked it up. Strange how this one looks almost identical. It must be a close relation then, like you said.

26 Oct, 2008



Many times when there's a named variety, the species is dropped due to the hybridization factor. It is a little difficult to completely understand, however, in all my years of studying horticulture and botany...I just go with it. LOL.

26 Oct, 2008


I guess that makes sense. I think that they sell a lot of hybrids in the garden centers. They rarely have the species my Plectranthus, they had the variety on the tag, but not the species.... I took botany many years ago, but am pretty rusty on it. This is the first year I have been able to have a garden of my own, so I haven't used that part of my brain for a while :)

27 Oct, 2008



It is very true that many of the plants sold in the nurseries are hybrids.

The process which is used in hybridization (all the "X's between species' names), is in my opinion too complicated for most people to comprehend... so the species are usually omitted and a variety name is put in its place.

I hope that makes some sense. LOL.

28 Oct, 2008

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