Photo of Ruby Leaf (Alternanthera dentata): Wondering if this may be A. dentata

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jun 8, 2016 9:49 AM CST
There are several popular cultivars out there, 'Brazilian Red Hots,' a gorgeous variegated plant, and 'Purple Knight' are 2 that come to mind. Check out the 'Purple Knight' to compare this one.

The A. ficoidea plant I have has much more compact nodes, smaller leaves. I had a 'Purple Knight' a few times before, (which was always red, and looked exactly like the pic awesome pics you put of this pretty plant) and for the past few yrs have had this one. It doesn't get much above 8" tall:


What are other folks' thoughts?

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plantladylin
Jun 8, 2016 10:28 AM CST
Good eye Tiffany! Thumbs up It's definitely A. dentata ... don't know how I managed to upload those pic's to this entry, I will submit a proposal to have them moved over!

Acorn 's coming your way for alerting me to this! Thank You!

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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Bulbs Foliage Fan Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents
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purpleinopp
Jun 8, 2016 10:48 AM CST
Not at all necessary but TY! It's a really s...l...o...w day @ work today. I've been doing "winter type plant stuff" here today. Jiggering database info, gawking at pics I don't usually have time to see... :+)
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