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Staff Favorite:

Christina Olivieri

"Alternanthera 'Chinese Afro' is a great texture plant to have in the house. A sure conversation starter."

— Christina

Alternanthera 'Chinese Afro'

Joseph's Coat
  • A short, compact, curled form of Alternanthera, 'Chinese Afro' is perfect in small pots and terrariums.

Height: 4-8 Inches

Spread: 4-8 Inches


  • Great Foliage
  • Rock Garden
  • Container
  • Indoor Forcing
  • Specimen


  • Garden Geek


  • Partial Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2