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Acalypha wilkesiana 'Macafeana' - Copper Leaf Shrub

Acalypha wilkesiana 'Macafeana' - Copper Leaf Shrub (Acalypha wilkesiana 'Macafeana' - Copper Leaf Shrub)

This is one of my favorite tropical shrubs. I have several. This one is located in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Photo token Jan. 16, 2013.

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beautiful colours.!

30 Jan, 2013


Thanks! :>) Acalypha varieties are extremely colorful! The large Acalypha I have has much more colors in it.

30 Jan, 2013


Is it tropical plant?

30 Jan, 2013



Yes, it a very tropical shrub native to the South Sea Islands. It really dislikes temps below 48ºF (9ºC); however, it will tolerate it only for short periods. Temps below 40ºF (4.5ºC) most or all leaves fall off this shrub. Freezing temps will kill the whole shrub.

31 Jan, 2013

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