Acalypha wilkesiana/Copper Plant


Mass planting

Some cultivars have relatively small leaves

Close-up of foliage and flowers

Strong healthy specimen with dense foliage growing in full sunlight

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Scientific Name: Acalypha wilkesiana
Common Name: Copper Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11, 12 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Grows well in hot,sunny areas. Watch for leaf eating insects. Normally used as an annual and in places where plants do not freeze rather heavy grooming is required to keep specimens tidy. Cut back the growing tips of new growth soon after planting in spring to form a more compact specimen.