Plant Care Acalypha Rhomboidea

Acalypha Rhomboidea

Also known as

common three-seeded mercury, common three-seeded mercury, common three-seeded mercury, rhombic three-seeded-mercury, rhomboid mercury, copperleaf, rhombic copper-leaf, three-seeded-mercury, ricinelle rhomboide and diamond threeseed mercury


Acalypha rhomboidea

How to care for Acalypha Rhomboidea


How often to water your Acalypha Rhomboidea

Water needs for Acalypha Rhomboidea
0.5 cups
every 9

Acalypha Rhomboidea needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Los Angeles, California.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Acalypha Rhomboidea in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

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Growing Acalypha Rhomboidea in Los Angeles right now

Light needs for plant Acalypha Rhomboidea in Los Angeles, California

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 7th, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Los Angeles is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Acalypha Rhomboidea in Los Angeles, California

Sunlight will decrease by 26.4% ☀️

October 5th, 2022

Los Angeles is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Los Angeles is expected to decrease by 26.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 14.1 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Acalypha Rhomboidea in Los Angeles, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

October 7th, 2022

This month, Los Angeles is getting an average of 12.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours o…

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Finding light for common three-seeded mercury in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Acalypha Rhomboidea: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Acalypha Rhomboidea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Los Angeles, California ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your Acalypha Rhomboidea thrive 🌿!


How to fertilize Acalypha Rhomboidea

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Acalypha Rhomboidea: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Acalypha Rhomboidea after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Acalypha Rhomboidea

Nutrient needs for plant Acalypha Rhomboidea in Los Angeles, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

October 6th, 2022

The growing potential in Los Angeles is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot…

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Difficulty Level

Acalypha Rhomboidea can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Acalypha Rhomboidea

Acalypha Rhomboidea

Acalypha Rhomboidea

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Los Angeles, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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