Acalypha wilkersiana 'Louisiana Red'

Jacob's Coat, Fire Dragon

With unusual flowers and brilliantly colored leaves, these large, tropical shrubs are grown as annuals and greenhouse plants. They thrive in hot, humid summer climates. Use as dramatic accents in the garden or in containers. Grow in full or part sun. Pinch or cut back to control height. Plant cuttings taken in mid-summer. In autumn, cut back and pot as houseplants. Grown outside all year round in warm winter climates.
Acalypha wilkersiana, Jacob's Coat, Fire Dragon
True to its name, it has deep red leaves. Other types have green leaves marked with white, orange, red, and pink. Grow as a shrub in zones 10 and 11, and as an annual in colder areas.

Attributes - Acalypha wilkersiana 'Louisiana Red'

Plant Type: Annual

Height: 3 ft. to 10 ft.

Width: 5 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants. Susceptible to Mealybugs, Spider Mites, Whiteflies.

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Acalypha hispida, Acalypha hispida 'Fire Tail', Acalypha wilkesiana 'Godseffiana', Acalypha wilkesiana 'Macafeeana', Acalypha wilkesiana 'Petticoat'
 
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