Copperleaf, Copper Leaf, Jacob's Coat
Acalypha 'Fairy Dust'

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acalypha (ak-uh-LY-fuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fairy Dust

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida

Delray Beach, Florida

Keystone Heights, Florida

Miami, Florida

Naples, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 21, 2009, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

A. 'Fairy Dust' has dark green leaves with white margins and gold splotches throughout the leaf. Very attractive. It needs occasional protection in zone 9a.

Positive

On Aug 21, 2009, Pillita from Keystone Heights, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is an absolutely beautiful plant. Planted in the ground during the warm parts of the year, I put it back into a pot and move it back and forth to the greenhouse once temps get down near the 30s. It has sustained high 30s for short periods of time with no damage. It does have a tendency to dry out and look peaked during the winter, but comes out well in the spring.