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Inferno Copper Plant

Acalypha wilkesiana 'Inferno'

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Inferno Copper Plant (Acalypha wilkesiana 'Inferno') at New Garden Landscaping & Nursery

Inferno Copper Plant foliage

Inferno Copper Plant foliage

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  10a

Other Names:  Wilkes' Acalypha, Copperleaf

Description:

This variety is much smaller than most, growing to only 3 feet; densely arranged small leaves in shades of copper, plum, and red-orange make an impressive indoor display

Features & Attributes

Inferno Copper Plant's attractive small serrated pointy leaves emerge coppery-bronze, turning green in color with showy burgundy variegation and tinges of orange throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

This is a multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Inferno Copper Plant can be expected to grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 
 
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