Common Name: Copperleaf, Jacobs Coat, Joseph’s Coat
Scientific Name: Acalypha wilkesiana
Plant Family: Euphorbiaceae
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Water Demand: Moderate-High
The copper plant is a semi-evergreen shrub that comes with colorful blends of copper, green, pink, yellow, orange, and cream. The ‘Java White’ Copper Leaf has attractive light green to yellowish green leaves with splashes of dark green. The leaves of ‘Musaica’ are mottled with orange and red. It is one of the most beautiful varieties that can be grown in our garden and is commonly grown near fences and gates.