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Acalypha wilkesiana 'Inferno'

Inferno Copper Plant

Copper Plant

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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

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

Landscape Attributes

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.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

10a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

3 feet

24 inches

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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