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Acalypha wilkesiana macrophylla - Plant

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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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Plant height : 2 feet (+/- 20%)
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Description for Acalypha wilkesiana macrophylla

Take tip cuttings in late summer to overwinter. Container plants may also be overwintered as houseplants as long as they receive intense bright light and soils are kept uniformly moist.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Giant Red Leaf, Heart Copperleaf
Regional name: Bengali - Muktajhuri, Gujarati - Dadano, Kannada - Kuppigida, Malayalam - Kuppaimeni, Marathi - Khajoti, Sanskrit - Harita-manjari, Tamil - Kuppaimeni, Telugu - Kuppichettu
Reddish-pink Seasonal bloomer 2.00 to 4.00 feet :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 Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun to Partial Shade well-drained soil medium 16°C (61°F). Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Acalypha wilkesiana macrophylla

    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

Special features: Bedding plant, filler in borders or container plant.

Culinary use: leaves

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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