Acalypha Wilkesiana Macrophylla Rosea - Plant

Plants grow into a rounded, shapely bush in most soils. They grow best in full sun. They are duller in shade. Can be grown in pots for decoration. Suitable for large hedges up to 2 to 2.5 meters

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Description for Acalypha wilkesiana macrophylla rosea

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.

Common name(s): Common name: Giant Pink Leaf Acalypha
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 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 macrophylla rosea

    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 macrophylla rosea

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