Beefsteakplant
Acalypha wilkesiana
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 5.6 - 7.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity poisonous

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

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Names

Other common names Copperleaves
Family Euphorbiaceae
Group Hybrids

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 11 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of 4°C)
Flowering true
Leaf color
  • green
  • maroon
  • red
  • white