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

Taxonomy

Acalypha rhomboidea
Acalypha
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Acalypha Rhomboidea

Water

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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

Calculate water needs of Acalypha Rhomboidea

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Growing Acalypha Rhomboidea in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Acalypha Rhomboidea in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 7th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Acalypha Rhomboidea in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will decrease by 32.8% ☀️

October 6th, 2022

Philadelphia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to decrease by 32.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.8 megajoules of energy …

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Light needs for plant Acalypha Rhomboidea in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 1.9 hours 📉

October 6th, 2022

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 10.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 15.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours …

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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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ☀️.

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

Nutrients

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

October 6th, 2022

The growing potential in Philadelphia 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 repo…

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


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Care Summary for Acalypha Rhomboidea

Acalypha Rhomboidea

Acalypha Rhomboidea


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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