Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Acalypha wilkesiana (photo courtesy of Laura Dunkin-Hubby)
Acalypha wilkesiana (photo courtesy of Laura Dunkin-Hubby)

Click to Enlarge

Zone
Zones 24, H2
Full SunPartial Sun
Full, Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Acalypha wilkesiana

Copperleaf
Euphorbiaceae
Annuals, Shrubs

ACALYPHA

Native to Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands. Beyond the hardiness range, the tree could be grown indoors. All bloom intermittently during the warmest months. Must have good drainage. Pinch young plants regularly to encourage bushy growth.

Acalypha wilkesiana

Native to the Pacific Islands. Foliage is more colorful than many flowers. Often used as an annual, substituting for flowers from late summer to frost. In a warm, sheltered spot, copperleaf can grow as a shrub to 6 ft. or taller, nearly as wide. Leaves come in various blends of bronzy green, red and purple, or red. Hybrid ‘Sizzle Scissors’ has finely dissected leaves strongly edged in pink. Outdoor potted plants should be kept slightly dry through winter.

You Might Also Like...

Acalypha

Native to Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands. Beyond the hardiness range, the tree could be grown indo...

Ravenala madagascariensis

This spectacular Madagascar native grows to 30–40 ft. tall and 25–30 ft. wide, with large,...

Acalypha wilkesiana

Native to the Pacific Islands. Foliage is more colorful than many flowers. Often used as an annual, su...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement