Acalypha is a fast-growing tropical evergreen shrub native to Fiji and neighboring South Pacific islands. It has 4 to 8-inch heart-shaped leaves that come in a variety of mottled color combinations. Separate male and female flowers appear on the same plant, male spikes long and hanging with female spikes short.
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How to care for Copperleaf
Copperleaf needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Copperleaf love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Copperleaf does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Copperleaf after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.