Acalypha wilkesiana/Copper Plant
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Some cultivars have relatively small leaves
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Strong healthy specimen with dense foliage growing in full sunlight
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2- 5 feet
2 -3 feet
Well drained, Moist
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Susceptible to insects
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.
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