Copperleaf Dwarf (Acalypha wilkesiana)

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Copperleaf Dwarf (Acalypha wilkesiana)
Mature Height 3-4 feet
Mature Width 3-4 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-85°F
Watering Needs Low
Growth Rate 12 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors No
Flowering Time Spring
Origin Native to Australia

Copper Leaf Dwarf: A Stunning Addition to Your Garden

Copper Leaf Dwarf is a stunning plant that will add a pop of color to any garden. With its vibrant red and orange leaves, this plant is sure to catch the eye of anyone passing by. As a horticulturist with 20 years of experience, I can confidently say that this plant is a must-have for any garden enthusiast.

How to Grow

Copper Leaf Dwarf is a relatively easy plant to grow. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining soil. This plant can grow up to 3 feet tall and 2 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

To keep your Copper Leaf Dwarf looking its best, make sure to water it regularly. This plant prefers moist soil, so make sure to water it deeply once a week. It is also important to fertilize this plant regularly to promote healthy growth. Use a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.


Copper Leaf Dwarf is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways. It is perfect for adding color to borders, beds, and containers. This plant also works well as a focal point in a garden or as a backdrop for other plants. Its vibrant colors make it a great addition to any landscape design.

Planting Tips

When planting Copper Leaf Dwarf , make sure to choose a location that receives full sun to partial shade. Dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball and slightly deeper. Place the plant in the hole and backfill with soil, making sure to tamp down the soil around the plant. Water the plant deeply after planting.


To keep your Copper Leaf Dwarf Fire Storm looking its best, make sure to prune it regularly. This plant can become leggy if not pruned, so make sure to remove any dead or damaged branches. It is also important to remove any suckers that may grow from the base of the plant.

Pests and Diseases

Copper Leaf Dwarf Fire Storm is relatively pest and disease-free. However, it can be susceptible to spider mites and aphids. If you notice any signs of infestation, treat the plant with an insecticidal soap or neem oil. It is also important to keep the plant well-watered to prevent stress, which can make it more susceptible to pests and diseases.

The Copper Leaf Dwarf is a stunning plant that is easy to grow and maintain. With its vibrant colors and versatility, it is a must-have for any garden enthusiast. Follow these tips for growing, caring, and maintaining this plant, and you will have a beautiful addition to your garden for years to come.



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