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Copper leaf

Acalypha spp.

Also known as

Copper plant

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Copper leaf Overview

    A large genus of evergreen shrubs, annual and perennial flowering plants and small trees in the family Euphorbiaceae with approximately 450-460 species. They are grown for both the foliage and flowers and are distributed mainly in tropical and subtropical regions, with ~60% native to the Americas and ~30% native to Africa. It is recognisable by its tiny red flowers hanging in long, dense spikes similar to catkins and has oval, toothed deep green leaves.

    Common problems with Copper leaf

    How to propagate Copper leaf

    Cuttings

    Propagate by softwood, greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

    Other uses of Copper leaf

    The flowers and foliage.