Copper Leaf (Acalypha wilkesiana)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Acalypha wilkesiana Accepted
Acalypha amentacea subsp. wilkesiana Synonym
Acalypha godseffiana Synonym
Acalypha musaica Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 13
Plant Height: 6-10 feet
Plant Spread: 6-10 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Medicinal Herb
Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Plant identity by Bashen Jan 22, 2019 12:59 AM 5
acalypha wilkesiana by BettyHammond Jan 11, 2018 6:42 PM 10
identification plantes de jardins by JamalBellakhdar Dec 29, 2017 1:29 PM 5
Is this a Chenille Plant? by rocklady Oct 21, 2015 3:47 PM 16
Need help identifying these three :) by tashaking88 Aug 6, 2014 2:28 PM 5
Name this, please by piksihk Jan 6, 2014 9:21 AM 19
Rare Acalyphas ... anyone willing to share some rooted cuttings ?? by lovetravelling Nov 16, 2013 2:28 PM 2
Acalypha identification by Dutchlady1 Aug 20, 2013 9:57 AM 0
Acalypha wilkesiana 'Jungle Cloak' by eclayne Sep 13, 2014 1:38 AM 11
City Garden in the Yucatan by extranjera Sep 8, 2013 2:42 PM 34

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