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Hemigraphis alternata/Red Ivy, Red Flame Ivy

Hemigraphis alternata / Hemigraphis alternata
Creeps along groound and forms roots at nodes to make a nice cover
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Creeps along groound and forms roots at nodes to make a nice cover

Metalic-like coloration develops best in part shade

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Scientific Name: Hemigraphis alternata
Common Name: Red Ivy, Red Flame Ivy
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: A tropical, prostrate perennial that makes a groundcover where hardy. The metalic sheen of the leaves develops best in part shade and while it will grow in full sun, it looses some of the luster of its leaf color. Looks good in hanging baskets and other containers.