Description for Acalypha wilkesiana macrophylla
Take tip cuttings in late summer to overwinter. Container plants may also be overwintered as houseplants as long as they receive intense bright light and soils are kept uniformly moist.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Giant Red Leaf, Heart Copperleaf
Regional name: Bengali – Muktajhuri, Gujarati – Dadano, Kannada – Kuppigida, Malayalam – Kuppaimeni, Marathi – Khajoti, Sanskrit – Harita-manjari, Tamil – Kuppaimeni, Telugu – Kuppichettu
|Reddish-pink||Seasonal bloomer||2.00 to 4.00 feet||:easy to grow|
Planting and care
The most important thing in growing copper leaf plants is the location. The best place to grow the plant is in full sun, although it can survive in half sun or partially shaded areas. Direct sunlight, however, makes the leaves more brightly colored.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||medium||16Â°C (61Â°F).
||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Acalypha wilkesiana macrophylla
- Whether indoors or outdoors, growing copper leaf plants in a pot or a different container works well. If growing it in a container, the first step in the care of Acalypha wilkesiana is to ensure the pot is twice the size of the plantâ€™s root ball.
Typical uses of Acalypha wilkesiana macrophylla
Special features: Bedding plant, filler in borders or container plant.
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: Unverified information Acalypha wilkesiana ointment is used to treat fungal skin diseases.