There are more than 400 species in the Acalypha genus ranging from ground covers to large shrubs. Acalyphas are grown for their wonderful coloured foliage ranging from shades of yellows, greens and reddish purples to copper, bronze and pink dark green. Acalyphas are versatile plants adding great colour to the garden. Plant in full sun to part shade in a frost-free location. Trimming will be required to maintain compact form. Large succulent leaves are attractive to chewing insects such as grasshoppers. Works well as a screening or hedging plant. The brightly coloured foliage gives a tropical feel to any garden.
Grows in Tropical Darwin, Tropical Cairns, Subtropical and Perth Regions, SA and Inland Australia Climate Zones, warm, frost free position.
SALT TOLERANT – Suitable for seaside or poolside plantings