This shrubby species grows taller than most. Its leaves are narrowly oval and deep reddish purple or purplish green. Throughout the year, it produces clover-like clusters of small, white flowers. These are airy and pretty but still play second fiddle to the attractive foliage.
For best foliar color, plant Brazilian joyweed in full to partial sun; bright light and heat improve foliage color.
|Common Name:||Brazilian Joyweed,Alternanthera|
|Botanical Name:||Alternanthera brasiliana|
|Native To:||Mexico, Centeral America, Brazil|
|Watering:||Twice per day|