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Ccalypha Reptans

349.00

Acalypha reptans (Dwarf Chenille) is a compact, somewhat trailing evergreen shrub noted for its unusual and eye-catching, crimson flower spikes, up to 3 in. long (7 cm). Free-flowering, the blossoms are produced sporadically throughout the year. They stand out against the foliage of dark green, ovate leaves.

Type: Shrub

Family: EUPHORBIACEAE

Origins: Florida, The Bahamas, Antillas

Light: Full sun/Light shade

Wind: Wind/Salt tolerant

Growth: Fast

Frost: Tender

Evergreen: Yes

Native: No

Height: 0.5m

Width: 0.5m

POSITION

Feature
Glasshouse
Indoor
Pots/Tubs
Shrubbery

 

Acalypha reptans or the Lance Leaf Copper Plant is a frost tender, colourful and bushy shrub with a low growing habit and ovate mid-greenleaves with a serrated margin.

It produces pinky-red catkin like woolly tail flowers up to 10 cms long, in summer and autumn.

This plant is grown mainly for its attractive flowers and lush foliage, in colder climates they can be grown indoors in bright light.

Good for a tropical feel to your garden.

Soil: Well drained light soils with added humus.

Maintenance: Trim to shape in winter, keep up the water in summer and fertilise with a balanced formulation in spring.

Diseases: Mealy bugs, red mite spiders and white fly.

Other Species: A. hispida and A. wilkensiana

Comments: Acalypha is the name used by Hippocarates meaning nettle. Pictured is a cultivar called “Stephie”.

Description

(MRP Inclusive of all taxes)

  • Shipping Rs 149 for entire order
  • Dispatch in 5-8 days
  • Country of origin: India
  • Pot will be provided to only Bangalore  Customer’s
  • Images are for reference purposes only. Actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

Additional information

2 Shoots
3 Shoots
Delivery
Single Nood
Single Shoot

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