Copperleaf LA Red (Acalypha wilkesiana)

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Growing Zone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Copperleaf LA Red (Acalypha wilkesiana)
Mature Height 3-5 feet
Mature Width 2-4 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-85°F
Watering Needs Low to moderate
Growth Rate Up to 12 inches per year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time Late spring to fall
Origin native to tropical America

Copperleaf Red: A Stunning Addition to Your Garden

How to Grow

Copperleaf Red is a relatively easy plant to grow. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. It can grow up to 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide, so make sure to give it enough space to grow. It is also important to note that this plant is not frost-tolerant, so it should be grown in areas with mild winters.

Care Tips

Copperleaf Red requires regular watering, especially during hot and dry weather. It is also important to fertilize the plant regularly to ensure healthy growth. Pruning is also necessary to maintain the plant's shape and size. It is best to prune in the spring before new growth appears.


Copperleaf Red is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways. It can be grown as a specimen plant or as part of a mixed border. It can also be grown in containers, making it a great choice for those with limited space. Additionally, the leaves of this plant can be used in floral arrangements.

Planting Tips

When planting Copperleaf Red, make sure to choose a location with well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. Dig a hole that is twice the size of the plant's root ball and backfill with soil. Water the plant thoroughly after planting.


Regular pruning is necessary to maintain the shape and size of Copperleaf Red. It is also important to fertilize the plant regularly and water it during hot and dry weather. Mulching around the base of the plant can help retain moisture and suppress weeds.

The Copperleaf Red is a stunning plant that can add a touch of drama to any garden. With proper care and maintenance, it can thrive and provide beauty for years to come.



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