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Acalypha wilkesiana java white - Plant

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The festive copperleaf, 'Java White', has greenish yellow to ivory green leaves mottled with irregular splotches of green. An evergreen shrub native to the Pacific islands, copperleaf bears bright foliage in many mixed colors. It is a popular landscape plant in subtropical and tropical zones and planted as a houseplant or annual in cooler zones. The name, Acalypha wilkesiana, honors Rear Admiral Charles Wilkes, an American Naval Officer who explored the South Pacific during the mid-1800s.

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Acalypha wilkesiana java white Plant
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Description for Acalypha wilkesiana java white

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

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.

Common name(s): Copperleaf, Copperplant, Java White Copperleaf, Wilkes' Acalypha
Flower colours: Reddish-pink
Bloom time: Indeterminate
Max reachable height: 8'-15' / 2.4m - 4.6m (10)
Difficulty to grow: 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.

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

Caring for Acalypha wilkesiana java white

    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.

Harvesting

Indeterminate

Typical uses of Acalypha wilkesiana java white

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.

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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