Common Name : Acalypha Red Twisted Leaves
Botanical Name :Â Acalypha WilkesianaÂ
Family Name :Â Euphorbiaceae
Light condition :Â Â full sun
Temperature :Â 16Â°C (61Â°F)
Watering Schedule :Â Every day
This remarkable plant has foliage that is more colourful than many flowers. Acalypha Wilkesiana Red foliage has a mix of red, brown, maroon and green. Wilkesiana is a tropical and subtropical plant. It prefers light well drained soil and is suited to a protected shady position. It can be damaged by both drought and frost. It needs a minimum temperature above 10 Â°C (50 Â°F). This is a popular outdoor plant that provides colour throughout the year. It is used in mixed hedges and shrub borders and as a specimen shrub. When grown indoors, it must be maintained in a warm, humid, bright environment. Plants grow into a rounded, shapely bush in most soils. They grow best in full sun. They are duller in shade. Plants can be grown in pots for decoration. Suitable for large hedges up to 2 to 2.5 meters but can be trimmed to smaller size and shape.Propagation can be done by stem cuttings.
Acalypha wilkesiana ointment is used to treat fungal skin diseases. The ointment is very effective in treating Pityriasis versicolor, Tinea pedia, Candida intetrigo and can be used to treat superficial mycoses.