Acalypha wilkesiana Mull.Arg.

Copperleaf Plant


Family: Euphorbiaceae

Genus: Acalypha

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 10 to 11

Size: 10' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Evergreen in frost-free conditions. Copper colored leaves.

Indoor plants need bright light for best leaf color and temperatures above 55F. Also need daily misting and consistently moist soil.

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History: 

Native to Fiji and the South Pacific.

Published in Prodromus (A. P. de Candolle) 15: 2: 817 in 1866.

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