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Acalypha wilkesiana, Fire Dragon Acalypha, Hoja de Cobre, Copper Leaf

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Acalypha wilkesiana
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Fire Dragon Acalypha, Hoja de Cobre, Copper Leaf
Origin: Fiji
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A very colorful, tropical shrub, grown for its attractive reddish leaves. A beautiful foliage with mixed shades of red, yellow, and green. The leaves get a greater color with increased exposure. This plant is very fast growing. This is one of the most striking foliage shrubs and is widely used by tropical gardeners. A. wilkesiana, can grow as tall as 7ft, and are found in a wide variety of colors: green and white, green and yellow, red, bronze, copper, or brown. The leaves also vary in form, some being flat and others undulating, while the flowers are inconspicuous. In a garden, they are often used as informal hedges or in massed beds, all Acalypha species require careful pruning to prevent them from becoming leggy.


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