Acalypha wilkesiana rosea - Plant
Common name: fire-dragon
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Best foliage color in full sun. Soils must be kept consistently moist. If soils dry out, rapid leaf drop usually occurs. Stems may be pinched to control size and shape and to promote bushiness. Take tip cuttings in late summer to overwinter.
Sunlight: :Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 16°C (61°F).
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Mixing the soil with a slow-release fertilizer supplies the nutrients the Acalypha copper plant needs to grow well.
- Put the pot or container in a sunny or partially shaded location if growing it outdoors, or near a window with bright light inside.
Bedding plant, filler in borders or container plant.
- Unverified information Acalypha wilkesiana ointment is used to treat fungal skin diseases
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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