How to grow Acalypha wilkesiana

Acalypha wilkesiana growing shrub‎ of the genus Acalypha also known as Flamengueira, Acalypha wilkesiana perennial evergreen or annual plant also used as ornamental hedge plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as perennial or 5-9 as annual.

Acalypha wilkesiana copper leaf

Leaves color red with dark spots the edge is serrated.

Flower color can be: white 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 growing and care Acalypha wilkesiana:
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:

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 as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?

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

Scientific name:

Acalypha wilkesiana

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