Tropicals forum: Acalypha wilkesiana 'Jungle Cloak'

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jul 14, 2013 8:58 PM CST

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I thought this was photo-shopped to death. Does anyone grow this?
http://www.hortcoutureplants.com/product-detail/acalypha-jun...
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 15, 2013 5:28 AM CST
I have that.
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eclayne
Jul 15, 2013 5:34 AM CST

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Does the leaf camouflage really look like the pictures Hetty? I was thinking about about how someone would work that into the landscape. I see other Acalypha wilkesiana cvs. have wild variegation too!
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 15, 2013 5:50 AM CST
Yes it is pretty wild Smiling
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plantladylin
Jul 15, 2013 8:48 AM CST
I doubt that picture was photoshopped. Some of the A. wilkesiana are truly amazing in color. There are a few in the database: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Acalypha+wilkesia... I love the 'Mardi Gras' that Dutchlady has in the database!

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 15, 2013 10:40 AM CST
I have the 'Copperhead' variety which is much more copper and not quite as wild. It's become the popular landscape shrub around here the last couple of years. You see it everywhere.

Mine seems to have reverted to a plain greenish leaf with copper reverse. Only a very few swipes of the pretty terra cotta that had marked it before. I think it is in too much shade.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 15, 2013 11:12 AM CST
I grew a few in containers over the years but they all were lost to either neglect *Blush* or winter weather. Sad
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extranjera
Jul 17, 2013 2:06 PM CST
I have an A. Wilkesiana too, don't know which one. It's true that they lose much of their colors when they don't get enough sun. The trees have grown behind mine and it has a lot more green and less color. The more colorful leaves are on top and on the side that gets more sun. It's a really hardy shrub here, I have to cut it back all the time or it would take over. While I see in the pics that something has taken a few bites out of it, in general it doesn't have problems with bugs.

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Name: Jonna
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extranjera
Aug 28, 2013 9:56 PM CST
I thought I'd share this pic, the leaves make a great floral arrangement too! I bring them in when I trim the plant and they last for quite awhile.


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jmorth
Aug 28, 2013 11:50 PM CST
I've purchased small plants m.o. (Logee's) before and successfully grown them in the midwest, by season's end they made quite a statement in the garden scheme of things. I'm referring to the 'copperleaf' designation.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 29, 2013 4:16 AM CST
Copperleaf is the general common name for this plant.

Shelleybelly
Sep 13, 2014 1:38 AM CST
I have both varietys, the red and copper, and the greens and brown. Mine is getting overgrown. Can this root in water or air root it. It is a truly knockout plant as it looks like digital camo. The flowers.look like strings of chenille hanging down. I would think it is similar to coleus in that the brighter sun, the better colors you get. I live in Indiana and its 3 feet tall and wide. It will soon come in for a houseplant or get frosted, so i am trying to figure out how to get smaller ones Drooling

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