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Botanical name

Acalypha wilkesiana

Plant Care



Common name(s)

Copper-leaf / Fijian fire bush

Uses in landscape design

Excellent for colour contrast in a mixed border. Makes an ideal hedge at the coast.

Planting instructions

Planting: Does best in well-drained, loamy soil. Dig a hole 60cm square and deep. Mix two thirds of the topsoil with one third compost in the bottom of the hole, add one cup of bone meal or superphosphate and mix well.
Watering and feeding: Water regularly throughout the year. Feed a general fertiliser in spring and midsummer, after pruning.
Pruning: Needs pruning twice a year, in midsummer and early spring, to keep the plant bushy.

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Koperblaar (A)

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