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Alternanthera Dentata Purple Kinght - Plant

Alternanthera Dentata Purple Kinght - Plant

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  • Comes with a self watering pot
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Indulge your senses with Vermi Organics' crown jewel – the Alternanthera dentata Purple Knight. This regal plant, with its deeply-hued foliage, is a testament to nature's artistry. The vivid purple leaves create a royal tapestry that transforms any garden into a majestic haven. A symbol of elegance and resilience, the Purple Knight promises a botanical spectacle that captivates both novice and seasoned gardeners alike.

About: Originating from the Amaranthaceae family, the Alternanthera dentata Purple Knight is a cultivar celebrated for its distinctive dark purple leaves. Hailing from South America, this plant has gained popularity for its ornamental value and adaptability. With a compact, bushy growth habit, it serves as a stunning focal point in gardens, borders, and containers, adding a touch of sophistication to outdoor spaces.

Benefits: Beyond its visual appeal, the Purple Knight offers an array of benefits. Its dense growth creates effective ground cover, suppressing weeds and stabilizing soil. This hardy perennial is known for its resilience, thriving in various soil conditions and weathering seasonal changes with grace. As a low-maintenance plant, it proves to be a valuable addition to gardens seeking both beauty and practicality.

Type of Plant (Indoor or Outdoor): The Alternanthera dentata Purple Knight is primarily an outdoor plant, thriving in garden beds, borders, and pots. Its preference for full sun to partial shade makes it an ideal candidate for landscaping projects, where its deep purple foliage can truly shine. While it is not typically cultivated indoors due to its sunlight requirements and size, it excels in transforming outdoor spaces into vibrant showcases.

Care: Caring for the Purple Knight is a delight for gardeners of all levels. Plant it in well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Regular watering is essential, particularly during dry spells, but be cautious not to overwater, as the plant prefers slightly drier conditions. Pruning can be done to maintain its compact form and encourage lush, bushy growth, making it an easy-to-manage addition to any garden.

Common Names: The Alternanthera dentata Purple Knight is recognized by various names, each highlighting its royal charm:

  1. Purple Knight Joseph's Coat
  2. Purple Alternanthera
  3. Royal Alternanthera

These names showcase the plant's regal appearance and its ability to add a touch of majesty to outdoor landscapes.


  • Scientific Name: Alternanthera dentata Purple Knight
  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • Height: 12 to 18 inches
  • Foliage: Deep purple, lance-shaped leaves
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
  • Watering: Moderate

Special Features:

  1. Royal Purple Foliage: The standout feature of the Purple Knight is its deeply-hued, regal purple leaves that maintain their brilliance throughout the growing season.

  2. Compact Growth: With a bushy and compact growth habit, this cultivar is an excellent choice for creating well-defined borders or adding texture to garden beds.

  3. Versatility: The Purple Knight's adaptability to various soil conditions and its resilience make it a versatile plant suitable for different outdoor settings.


  1. Garden Borders: Plant the Purple Knight along garden borders to create a rich, regal frame for your outdoor space.

  2. Container Gardens: Its compact size makes it an ideal choice for container gardens, allowing you to showcase its royal charm on patios and balconies.

  3. Landscaping Accents: Incorporate this cultivar into landscaping projects to add visual interest and a touch of royalty to your garden design.

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