Acalypha wilkesiana, Copperleaf - Plant

A semi-evergreen shrub that comes with colourful blends of copper, green, pink, yellow, orange and cream.
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1Acalypha wilkesiana, Copperleaf - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Acalypha wilkesiana

This spreading shrub is native to South Pacific islands. Typically grown as an annual or house plant. It is grown for its multi-coloured, toothed, oval leaves. Use it as a house plant or as an annual or container plant outdoors where it is not hardy.

Flowers are small, green or pinkish. Evergreen plants grown for their decorative foliage and sometimes unusual-looking flowers.Outdoors, plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter, in sun or part shade. Indoors, grow in a soilless mix in full or filtered light.

Water freely and fertilize monthly during the growing season, but water only moderately in winter.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Acalypha ,copper leaf plant
Maximum Reachable Height 6-10 feet.
Flower Colour Red
Bloom Time April to November
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

They do best with a high humidity level, so if your house is dry, you will want to regularly mist your plant or keep it in a tray of pebbles. Pruning is also a good part of copper leaf plant care, as it helps control the shrubs size and shape while removing diseased or damaged branches.

Ensure the pot is twice the size of the plant’s root ball. 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. Adding fertilizer every three months helps the soil retain its nutrients.

Acalypha wilkesiana 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 coloured. This is why it’s advisable to place it near windows or areas with plenty of sunlight if growing indoors, with temperatures above 55 F. (13 C.), to ensure their foliage gets a healthy blend of colours.

Sunlight Bright-light not necessarily direct sunlight.
Watering Acalypha like a regular supply of water, even during the winter months.
Soil A well-drained potting mix.
Temperature Above 55 F. (13 C.) Warm temperatures more than 60˚F.
Fertilizer Acalypha appreciate regular doses of fertilizer throughout the growing season. Liquid is best, but they will also thrive with a controlled-release fertilizer. Reduce fertilization in winters or stop.
Harvest Season April to November

Acalypha wilkesiana special feature

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Acalypha wilkesiana uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It is used as the ornamental plant

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Acalypha wilkesiana?

Acalypha wilkesiana is commonly known as Acalypha ,copper leaf plant

How tall do Acalypha wilkesiana grow?

On average Acalypha wilkesiana grows 6-10 feet.

What color are Acalypha wilkesiana?

A Acalypha wilkesiana plant bears flowers of color Red

When Acalypha wilkesiana blooms?

With enough light, Acalypha wilkesiana may produce Red flowers in April to November

How hard is Acalypha wilkesiana to grow?

A Acalypha wilkesiana is Easy.

How much sunlight does a Acalypha wilkesiana need?

A Acalypha wilkesiana prefers Bright-light not necessarily direct sunlight.

How much water does a Acalypha wilkesiana need?

A Acalypha wilkesiana prefers watering Acalypha like a regular supply of water, even during the winter months.

What kind of soil does a Acalypha wilkesiana need?

A Acalypha wilkesiana prefers A well-drained potting mix.

What temperature does a Acalypha wilkesiana like?

A Acalypha wilkesiana prefers Above 55 F. (13 C.) Warm temperatures more than 60˚F.

How often should I fertilize my Acalypha wilkesiana?

To encourage Acalypha wilkesiana growth, Acalypha appreciate regular doses of fertilizer throughout the growing season. Liquid is best, but they will also thrive with a controlled-release fertilizer. Reduce fertilization in winters or stop.



Reviews

Monday, 16 March 2020

Plant received in good packing, but is not similar as shown in web site.

Krishnamurthy Natarajan

Friday, 28 February 2020

Today i got this plant...the colour of leaves touches heart.

nandan

Monday, 17 February 2020

perfect gift for your office and home.

Jeremy Cabral
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