Little Ruby Alternanthera's attractive glossy oval leaves remain burgundy in color with curious ruby-red undersides throughout the year.
When grown indoors, Little Ruby Alternanthera can be expected to grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will suffer if left to grow in standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week.
Alternanthera 'Little Ruby'
A single Alternanthera Little Ruby in a 12cm plastic nursery pot.