How to grow Acalypha

Acalypha growing shrub‎ or small tree of the genus Acalypha also known as Copperleaf, Acalypha perennial evergreen or annual plant also used as ornamental hedge plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate (temperate for annual) and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as perennial or 5-9 as annual.

Acalypha plant leaves

Leaves color can be green, red, white, yellow, pink or purple, can be with dark spots, stipes, different color and color shape, the edge can be in different color and serrated shape can be rhomboid, elliptic or heart.

Flower color can be: white, pink or red like needle to hair, flowers grow on stalk and female and male flowers grow separately on the same plant.

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How to grow Acalypha growing and care:

More than 10C (perennial), moist, well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive for pets (depend the cultivar)

Planting season:
Spring, summer or autumn

Pests and diseases:
Fungal, aphids

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-10 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower
White, pink or red flower like needle that create like hair, flowers grow on stalk

Scientific name:


Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone