Acalypha Wilkesiana [Copperleaf]

Evergreen plants with decorative foliage and sometimes unusual-looking flowers

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3-16ft
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Botanical name: Acalypha Wilkesiana

Common names: Copperleaf

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Description

This spreading shrub is native to South Pacific islands. Typically grown as an annual or houseplant.

This spreading shrub from tropical and subtropical regions can reach 6 feet tall. It is grown as a houseplant or as an annual outdoors where it’s not hardy. Its oval leaves are splashed with red, green, and yellow and its long, fuzzy flowers are borne periodically throughout the year, although they are somewhat hidden. Acalypha Wilkesiana ‘Tricolor’ can be grown in a warm greenhouse, in a border, or as a specimen or hedging plant (especially in warm areas).

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