Copperleaves
Acalypha
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 5.6 - 7.5
Acidity preference is very sensitive to basic conditions
Toxicity poisonous

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

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Names

Other common names Three-seeded mercuries
Family Euphorbiaceae

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • red
  • red-purple
  • white
Leaf color
  • green