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 Orlando, Florida.

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 Orlando, Florida

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Growing Acalypha Rhomboidea in Orlando right now

Light needs for plant Acalypha Rhomboidea in Orlando, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

October 6th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Orlando is currently high 📈.

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

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Light needs for plant Acalypha Rhomboidea in Orlando, Florida

Sunlight will decrease by 21.7% ☀️

October 5th, 2022

Orlando is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to decrease by 21.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Acalypha Rhomboidea in Orlando, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

October 4th, 2022

This month, Orlando is getting an average of 10.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.2 total hours of day…

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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 Orlando, Florida ☀️.

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.

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
Sunlight Needs
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 Orlando, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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