New Guinea, Malaysia
Copper Plant is an evergreen shrub and is grown for its multi-colored, toothed, oval leaves. Flowers are small, green or pinkish. Acalypha copper plant has a heart or oval shape, making it visually striking.
Acalypha hispida, commonly called chenille plant, is a beautiful flowering plant that has a long bloom period. The flowers, which droop in cattail-like pendent clusters up to 18 inches in length are bright red to deep pink.
The best place to grow the plant is in full sun, although it can survive in half sun or partially shaded areas. Direct sunlight, however, makes the leaves more brightly colored. Acalypha copper plant likes a fertile, fast-draining soil type with a soil pH of around 9.1.
Ensure the pot is twice the size of the plant s root ball. Consistent watering and misting of the indoor plants creates a humid environment for them to grow and bloom, and helps establish a good root system.
Ornamental Foliage. Ideal for container plant
Make sure watering is done once the soil goes dry. Although the soil can remain moist, but it should not turn soggy/wet. Having drainage hole in the pots goes a long way in ensuring there is no water stagnating on top of the soil. You can spray the plant occasionally.
Fertilise the plant once a month in summers however Don't feed any fertiliser in winters. Giving fertiliser to the plant ensures nutrients going in which keeps it healthy. Keep an eye on the leaves of the plant to know any symptoms for watering or sunlight.