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Copperleaf

Acalypha wilkesiana

Copperleaf Plant Features

Copperleaf is an easy-to-grow tropical shrub that often features brilliantly and dramatically variegated foliage. It's evergreen in frost-free climates, where it's commonly used in landscapes. Copperleaf makes a bold hedge, excellent addition a shrub border, or adds delightful color to mixed borders.

Because this tropical shrub grows well in containers, copperleaf is also popular in Northern climates as a container garden plant. It looks terrific on its own, but also pairs well with colorful annuals in complementary or contrasting colors. We also love mixing it with other foliage plants, such as coleus, for eye-catching color!

Copperleaf Questions?
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Copperleaf Growing Instructions

An adaptable tropical shrub, you can grow copperleaf in full sun or full shade in both the North and South. It prefers moist, well-drained soil that's rich in organic matter and regular watering (though once established in the landscape, copperleaf is drought tolerant).

You can prune copperleaf at any time. 

Note: Copperleaf is not meant for human or animal consumption. 


  • Light

    Outside: Part sun
    Outside: Shade
    Outside: Sun

  • Colors

    Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Variegated

  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies
    Colorful foliage