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Acalypha wilkesiana rosea - Plant

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As easy as acalyphas get. Plants are quick growing. They are usually planted at high density (at 30 cms center to center). This gives quick coverage. If not trimmed plants grow to around one meter tall. They can be trimmed and kept to as low as 30 cms.
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Plant height : 2 feet (+/- 20%)

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Description for Acalypha wilkesiana rosea

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.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
fire-dragon
Acalypha Godrej, Dwarf Batic, Acalypha Rosea
Reddish-pink Seasonal bloomer 2.00 to 4.00 feet easy to grow

Planting and 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 Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
:Full Sun to Partial Shade well-drained soil medium 16°C (61°F). Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Acalypha wilkesiana rosea

    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.

Typical uses of Acalypha wilkesiana rosea

Special features: Bedding plant, filler in borders or container plant.

Culinary use: leaves

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal use: Unverified information Acalypha wilkesiana ointment is used to treat fungal skin diseases

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a478 http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/acalypha/growing-acalypha-copper-plants.htm

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