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Acalypha wilkesiana rosea twisted - Plant

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Relative slower growing compared to the other acalyphas. Its extra compact form could be the reason. Forms a well shaped bush in any type of soil. Do not prune very often. A severe pruning should be done in the early monsoon.

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Description for Acalypha wilkesiana rosea twisted

Plant height: 0.5 - 1.0 inches (1 - 3 cm)
Plant spread:

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. 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(s): Acalypha Rosea Twisted Dwarf
Regional name: Bengali - Muktajhuri, Gujarati - Dadano, Kannada - Kuppigida, Malayalam - Kuppaimeni, Marathi - Khajoti, Sanskrit - Harita-manjari, Tamil - Kuppaimeni, Telugu - Kuppichettu
Flower colours: Reddish-pink
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Max reachable height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Difficulty to grow: easy to grow

Planting and care

The best soil to grow the Acalypha copper plant is a fertile, fast-draining soil type with a soil pH of around 9.1. If the soil lacks the necessary fertility, then it can be nourished with organic nutrients like manure or compost. Eight inches of organic material is enough to make the plant grow naturally, without further attention, except for some water and exposure to the sun.

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

Caring for Acalypha wilkesiana rosea twisted

    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 plant’s root ball.

Typical uses of Acalypha wilkesiana rosea twisted

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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