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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.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.8 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Mealy bug, grasshoppers
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser.