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Acalypha 'Ceylon'

Acalypha 'Ceylon'  (Acalypha 'Ceylon')

This is one of my favorite varieties of Copperleaf. It growing in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Photo taken Sept. 15, 2011.

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We had this as a greenhouse annual. The owner always loving new foliage colors. It grew so fast and big, it was hard to put with anything. I like to see it here more matured. Great colors.

30 Sep, 2011



This large shrub is very difficult to grow outside the subtropical/tropical climate zone, even indoors (in winter).

1 Oct, 2011


Oh. We have no trouble here at all in summer. Poke it in the pot, it'll be huge, just can't be in the wind.

1 Oct, 2011



Yes, they grow well as a summer annual in colder climates.

2 Oct, 2011


I want that! blinds the eye,my kind of plant!

19 Sep, 2014


I was surprised how many Acalypha I was able to grow in Fremont (Mission San Jose). They don't look very good in winter; however, spring - late fall they can look excellent. Acalypha needs as much sun and heat as you can give it.

21 Sep, 2014

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