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Acalypha wilkinsiana - Copper Plant

Acalypha wilkinsiana - Copper Plant (Acalypha wilkinsiana - Copper Plant)

The common copper plant in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Photo taken Aug. 23, 2011.

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I love this, I am always intrigued by the way houses in San diego have large trees or shrubs growing right up to the houses. Is this to keep the houses cool?

26 Aug, 2011



Yes, it a very common practice to have trees, shrubs and other plants close to the house (which isn't a good idea). In many cases, especially inland it's to kept the houses cool from the sweltering heat which we can get in summer (like we're having right now, lol!) it's very hot and humid.

I'll post a pic of my Acalypha 'Jungle Dragon' soon, which is against the house in the backyard. lol! :>)

26 Aug, 2011


Thanks Delonix

26 Aug, 2011


You're welcome! :>)

27 Aug, 2011

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