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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Requirements for 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)
Spring, summer or autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Just for design
Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-10 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
White, pink or red flower like needle that create like hair, flowers grow on stalk