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Acalypha wilkesiana 'Java White'

Genus: Acalypha.

Species: Acalypha wilkesiana.

Common Names: Green Acalypha
Botanic name: Acalypha wilkesiana 'Java White'
Family: Euphorbiaceae

Grown for their foliage, Acalypha shrubs come in an amazing range of leaf colours and shapes. This particular variety has dark green leaves with white and light green variegations.

Often seen surviving in old gardens in Queensland, which indicates how tough and drought-tolerant they can be, but suitable for modern landscapes because of their sustained, vibrant colour.

Fast growing, but cut back at least once a year to keep to desired size and bushiness. Otherwise, very easy to look after.

Photos of this plant

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