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Calico plant

Alternanthera sp.

Calico plant

Calico plant is an excellent filler plant used for its colorful foliage. Its habit ranges from compact mounds (6-12 inches tall) and low sprawling types to upright (2-3 feet) hedge forms. It grows best in full sun and is a tender plant that can be propagated easily from cuttings. Foliage color can range from reds to yellows to oranges and a variety of variegated forms.

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