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 colo 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.
||Acalypha wilkesiana java white - Plant
||6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Soils must be kept consistently moist. If soils dry out, rapid leaf drop usually occu Stems may be pinched to control size and shape and to promote bushiness.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Copperleaf, Copperplant, Java White Copperleaf, Wilkes Acalypha
|Maximum Reachable Height
||8-15 / 2.4m - 4.6m (10)
||easy to grow
Planting and care
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.
Acalypha wilkesiana java white 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.
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Acalypha wilkesiana java white special feature
Bedding plant, filler in borders or container plant.
Acalypha wilkesiana java white uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Unverified information Acalypha wilkesiana ointment is used to treat fungal skin diseases