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Description for Acalypha wilkesiana tahiti
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. Container plants may also be overwintered as houseplants as long as they receive intense bright light and soils are kept uniformly moist.
Regional name: Bengali - Muktajhuri, Gujarati - Dadano, Kannada - Kuppigida, Malayalam - Kuppaimeni, Marathi - Khajoti, Sanskrit - Harita-manjari, Tamil - Kuppaimeni, Telugu - Kuppichettu
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.
Caring for Acalypha wilkesiana tahiti
- 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 tahiti
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.
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