Copper Plant

moderate tolerance

(Acalypha wilkesiana)

The Copper Plant, named for its stunning copper-colored leaves, is a vibrant tropical shrub that can add a dash of bold color to any landscape. The leaves, with their mix of copper, red, pink, and even purple, create a striking effect. This high-impact plant, with its rich, warm tones, is a favorite in Florida for hedges, borders, or as a stand-alone specimen.

  • Moderate maintenance
  • Can grow up to 6-10 feet tall
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade
  • Requires well-drained soil and regular watering
  • Ideal temperature is above 60°F
  • Toxicity: Can be mildly toxic to pets if ingested
  • USDA hardiness zones: 9-11
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3g, 7g