Acalypha wilkesiana 'Macafeeana'
Jacob's Coat, Copperleaf, Beefsteak Plant
|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.
Bright red leaves marked with crimson and bronze offer year-round color. Pendulous male flowers bloom in tassel-like catkins.
Attributes - Acalypha wilkesiana 'Macafeeana'
Plant Type: Shrub
Height: 8 ft. to 15 ft.
Width: 15 ft.
Sunlight: Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 10, 11
Acalypha hispida, Acalypha hispida 'Fire Tail', Acalypha wilkersiana 'Louisiana Red', Acalypha wilkesiana 'Godseffiana', Acalypha wilkesiana 'Petticoat'