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Acalypha wilkesiana moorea - Plant

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Description

Widely grown as an annual in colder areas, this variety will grow up to 4 feet in one season; grows larger in frost free areas; large, palmate leaves in shades of copper, olive green and orange are impressive in the garden, or containers

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1 Acalypha wilkesiana moorea - Plant
2 6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Best foliage color in full sun. 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. Take tip cuttings in late summer to overwinter.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Acalypha Dark Brown Leaves
Regional name: Bengali - Muktajhuri, Gujarati - Dadano, Kannada - Kuppigida, Malayalam - Kuppaimeni, Marathi - Khajoti, Sanskrit - Harita-manjari, Tamil - Kuppaimeni, Telugu - Kuppichettu
Maximum Reachable Height 6 feet
Flower Colour Reddish-pink
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

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.

Acalypha wilkesiana moorea 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.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 16C (61F).
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
Harvest Season colder season

Acalypha wilkesiana moorea special feature

Bedding plant, filler in borders or container plant.

Acalypha wilkesiana moorea uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Moorea Copper Plants attractive large serrated round palmate leaves emerge coppery-bronze in spring, turning olive green in colour with showy burgundy variegation and tinges of orange the rest of the year
  • It features dainty pink catkins rising above the foliage in mid summer
  • The fruit is not ornamentally significant

Medicinal Use:

  • Unverified information Acalypha wilkesiana ointment is used to treat fungal skin diseases