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Acalypha godseffiana 'Firestorm' (Fijian Fire Plant)

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Plant description

acalypha godseffiana fijian fire plant firestorm 2

acalypha godseffiana fijian fire plant firestorm 1

Acalypha 'Firestorm' is a small shrub grown for the brightly coloured foliage. It has narrow leaves which are green with contrasting pink to red edges. It has a bushy habit, is easy care and will give a tropical look in the landscape. It needs a warm place as it is frost tender, and likes a sheltered position away from winds. Best in tropical to sub tropical climates, to warm temperate. Rarely troubed by disease or pests. Feed in spring with a handful of slow release fertiliser. Great for containers, massed planting.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.8 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Pests

Mealy bug, grasshoppers

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser.

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