Houseplants forum: more info needed on Joseph's Coat

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Name: Kathy
Arkansas (Zone 8b)
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Jun 16, 2016 10:23 AM CST
All the guy at the nursery said was it's Joseph's Coat, you treat it like a houseplant, & bring in winter.

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Jun 17, 2016 4:58 AM CST
Pretty! It looks like this Alternanthera, or other similar variety:
Alternanthera ficoidea 'Snowball'

'Joseph's Coat' is supposedly a cultivar, but the name seems to get used as a common name for other Alternantheras as well. A search for pics of that will find many different looking leaves.

I've had a few Alternantheras, they're more amenable to coming inside for winter than a lot of other plants. It should go well if it can be near an E/S/W window for winter.
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Name: Will Creed
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Jun 18, 2016 7:09 AM CST
Alternantheras are tropical plants that do not do well in temps much below 50 degrees F. Indoors, it must have a lot of direct sunlight to maintain its color.
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