Tropicals forum: Rare Acalyphas ... anyone willing to share some rooted cuttings ??

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Name: Jordi
Reus, Spain (Zone 10a)
Organic Gardener
Nov 2, 2013 12:16 PM CST
Hello everyone,

I am new here, and in fact quite new to the gardening world and I must confess that I just love it. I live in Spain in a 10a zone so I believe many tropical plants do okay here, now I am in search for some stunning Acalyphas varieties, these are the ones below here in the photos taken mainly from this AllThingsplants website (hope the owners don't mind Lovey dubby Angel )

Acalypha 'Jungle Cloak'
Thumb of 2013-11-02/lovetravelling/87c70e

Acalypha wilkesiana 'Mardi Gras'
Thumb of 2013-11-02/lovetravelling/0c4376

Acalypha Tiki Island Sunrise
Thumb of 2013-11-02/lovetravelling/6e0f96

Acalypha wilkesiana Chicago Brick
Thumb of 2013-11-02/lovetravelling/3f8ab9

What I would need is if someone there in the forum would be willing to share with me with some rooted cuttings and be able to send them here, obviously I would take care of all the expenses incurred. Unfortunately these varieties of Acalyphas are not on sale here and I just love them, weeeell I love different foliage in plants and these in the pictures are stunning, aren't they??

Thanks for any help provided, wishing you all a great weekend ahead.
Peace and long life.
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Nov 9, 2013 2:46 PM CST
Shipping plant material internationally is not an easy thing, Jordi. I kind of doubt you'll find anybody willing to risk it other than a commercial nursery who is set up to do international shipping.

Your best option is to make friends with gardeners in your area and ask for cuttings of the plants you like. I have a copperleaf, (I think it is an Acalypha) that I got as a cutting and it rooted with no problems at all.

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Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
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Nov 16, 2013 2:28 PM CST
I haven't tryied to find them, but I imagine that somewhere in the uk there are several growers that could provide these for you, probably even commercial sources, they have all kinds of tropicals there.

It would be a bare minimum of $30 to ship for the states to you, with about a 2 week wait.
I'm not sure they would make the trip.
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