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Acalypha wilkesiana

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Acalypha wilkesiana Fijian Fire Plant, Copperleaf, Beefsteak Plant,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Indoor Plants, Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Shrubs Shrub Like, Spreading

Attractive evergreen spreading shrub with green, red and cream oval-shape leaves and insignificant greenish-red flowers during Spring. Great for containers or tropical garden beds. Grows approx. 2m tall x 1m wide. CAUTION Harmful if eaten/skin & eye irritant.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Any, Full Sun, Semi Shade, Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Foliage Feature / Colour, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Mealy Bugs, Mites, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Scale, White Fly

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Euphobiaceae PacificIslands

Foliage Colour: Cream, Green, Red
Flower Colour: Green, Pink, Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate