Copperleaf, Copper Leaf, Jacob's Coat
Acalypha godseffiana 'Firestorm'

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acalypha (ak-uh-LY-fuh) (Info)
Species: godseffiana (god-seff-ee-AY-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Firestorm

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By air layering

By tip layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Big Pine Key, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 26, 2010, pgcarroll from Belleair, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

We call this acalypha "Cousin It" because of its wonderful shaggy character. In our backyard (sun to partial shade), it reaches at least 4' with about a 3' spread. In this year's (2010) freeze, it took a heavy hit, but we're hoping that it will come back.

Neutral

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

This plant is now listed as A. 'Kilauea'.

Positive

On Jun 15, 2005, Happy_1 from Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have mine in partial shade, hence the greener leaves...I also notice that they are bigger than the red ones on the lower branches that came on when in full sun... Growing well here since 10/04