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Acalypha Copper Plant, Acalypha Twisted Red – Plant

Product contains

Sr No. Item name
1 Acalypha Copper Plant
2 Round Plastic Pot

299.00 400.00

Estimated delivery date 2022/06/01
1,528.00 for 3 item(s)

About Acalypha Copper Plant

Acalypha copper plant is one of the most beautiful plants that can be grown in a garden.

Belonging to a family of Europhorbiaceae, the copper plant (Acalypha wilkesiana) a semi-evergreen shrub that comes with colorful blends of copper, green, pink, yellow, orange and cream. Acalypha copper plant has a heart or oval shape leaves, and can grow up to 6-10 feet in height and a width of 4-8 feet, making it visually striking.

The copper leaf plant is commonly found in the South Pacific, Tropical Americas and some parts of Central and South Florida attributing to their warm climates, and can be grown year-round.

Plant specification

Common Name Acalypha Red Twisted Leaves, Fire Dragon Regional name, Muktajhuri, Dadano
Maximum Reachable Height 6-10 feet
Flower Colour Red
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Acalypha Copper Plant Planting And Care

Sunlight

  • It grows well in bright direct sunlight. Leaf colour can fade in shady areas.

Soil

  • Soil should be well drain and porus.

Watering

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the top soil (3-4 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of fertilizer

  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
  • During the main growing season (January-March) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Don’ts

  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • keep away from the AC Vents.
  • Do not apply water on plant leaves.

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location.

  • Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.
  • Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.
  • Keep the plant in indirect light.
  • Do not repot immediately after receiving it.

Special feature of Acalypha Copper Plant

Beautiful heart and oval shape foliage with bright red, pink, green, cream, yellow colour.

Ornamental uses of Acalypha Copper Plant

  • Used as a Container Plant, Hanging Basket Plant, Houseplants. 

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Disclaimer : The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

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