Acalypha wilkesiana 'Jungle Dragon'

Popular tropical variety growing to 3m which just loves sun and heat. Spectacular coloured leaves throughout the year, ranging from creams, pinks, greens and maroons.

Typical height: 1.5 to 3m
Minimum temperature tolerance: Tolerates quick light frosts, but should be kept above 5°C
Climate: Grows best in tropical or subtropical climates
Light conditions: Full sun to part shade
Growth habit: Bushy shrub
Growing conditions: Moist, well drained soil
Flowers: Reddish on long spikes
Origin: South pacific

 

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35  in stock
Acalypha wilkesiana 'Jungle Dragon' - 125mm pot Acalypha wilkesiana 'Jungle Dragon' - 125mm pot
$11.00
4  in stock
Acalypha wilkesiana 'Jungle Dragon' - 180mm pot Acalypha wilkesiana 'Jungle Dragon' - 180mm pot
$16.50
4  in stock
Acalypha wilkesiana 'Jungle Dragon' - 300mm pot Acalypha wilkesiana 'Jungle Dragon' - 300mm pot
$38.50

 

Sometimes called copper plants, Acalypha are colourful fast growing upright evergreen shrubs native to the South pacific, where they are grown for their ornamental and medicinal properties. 

Leaf colour develops best in brightly lit areas. Reddish flowers are borne in long spikes at the end of branches but are not significant when compared to the plants dramatic foliage. Prefers humid and bright conditions. 

Salt tolerant and prefers some protection from strong winds. Plants may be damaged by drought and frost. Likes to dry out slightly between waterings. 

An all round fertiliser may be applied during the growing season. Higher potash levels will help boost leaf colour. Plants respond well to cutting back and benefit from an annual trim to keep their shape. 

 

(ACAWILJUN)

SKU ACAWILJUN

Acalypha wilkesiana 'Jungle Dragon' - 125mm pot

SKU ACAWILJUN125
Barcode 101781455123
Shipping Weight 0.7500kg

Acalypha wilkesiana 'Jungle Dragon' - 180mm pot

SKU ACAWILJUN180
Barcode 101781455124
Shipping Weight 2.0000kg

Acalypha wilkesiana 'Jungle Dragon' - 300mm pot

SKU ACAWILJUN300
Barcode 101781455125
Shipping Weight 9.0000kg

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