Plant Care Brazilian Joyweed
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Brazilian Joyweed

5.0 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Brazilian Joyweed has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Brazilian Joyweed has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Large Purple Alternanthera, Large Purple Alternanthera, Metal Weed, Bloodleaf, Parrot Leaf and Ruby Leaf

Taxonomy

Alternanthera brasiliana
Alternanthera
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Brazilian Joyweed

Water

How often to water your Brazilian Joyweed

Water needs for Brazilian Joyweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Brazilian Joyweed needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Brazilian Joyweed

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Large Purple Alternanthera in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Brazilian Joyweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Brazilian Joyweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Brazilian Joyweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Brazilian Joyweed in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Brazilian Joyweed

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Brazilian Joyweed: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Brazilian Joyweed after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Brazilian Joyweed is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Brazilian Joyweed

Brazilian Joyweed

Brazilian Joyweed


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Brazilian Joyweed has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Brazilian Joyweed has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Brazilian Joyweed has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Brazilian Joyweed has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Brazilian Joyweed has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Brazilian Joyweed has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
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globe Vail, Arizona
06/23/2021

when it needs water it looks like it’s about to die and gets all droopy, one of the most dramatic plants i own but it’s so pretty

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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