Acalypha wilkesiana macrophylla rosea - Plant
Description for Acalypha wilkesiana macrophylla rosea
In St. Louis, best grown as annual bedding plants or in containers which can be overwintered indoors. In the ground, grow in moist, average to moderately fertile, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Common name: Giant Pink Leaf Acalypha
Regional name: Bengali - Muktajhuri, Gujarati - Dadano, Kannada - Kuppigida, Malayalam - Kuppaimeni, Marathi - Khajoti, Sanskrit - Harita-manjari, Tamil - Kuppaimeni, Telugu - Kuppichettu
|Reddish-pink||Seasonal bloomer||2.00 to 4.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
The most important thing in growing copper leaf plants is the location. The best place to grow the plant is in full sun, although it can survive in half sun or partially shaded areas. Direct sunlight, however, makes the leaves more brightly colored.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||medium||16Â°C (61Â°F).||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Acalypha wilkesiana macrophylla rosea
- Whether indoors or outdoors, growing copper leaf plants in a pot or a different container works well. If growing it in a container, the first step in the care of Acalypha wilkesiana is to ensure the pot is twice the size of the plantâ€™s root ball.
Typical uses of Acalypha wilkesiana macrophylla rosea
Special features: Bedding plant, filler in borders or container plant.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Unverified information Acalypha wilkesiana ointment is used to treat fungal skin diseases.
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