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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 8-12 inches
Plant Spread: 12-18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Variegated
Other: Bright green and pink
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP14,789 (2004)
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Common names
  • Joseph's Coat
  • Calico Plant
  • Parrot Leaf
Also sold as:
  • Party Time

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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2022-11-23
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: June 2, 2009
cv. 'Party Time'
Location: Conservatory, Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2014-08-27
Amaranthaceae:  Alternanthera ficoidea 'Party Time' - A couple of
Photo by robertduval14
Location: Moody Gardens - Galvaston, Texas
Date: 6-27-10
Photo by Rosegal

Date: 2014-08-18

Date: 2014-08-18
Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IA
Date: 7/17/2008
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2008-07-12
Photo taken at night with flash.
Location: Moody Gardens - Galvaston, Texas
Date: 6-27-10
Photo by poisondartfrog

photo credit: Aftabbanoori
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