Acalypha Wilkesiana Green
The stem is erect with many branches.
Acalypha wilkesiana green. Acalypha wilkesiana marginata has heart shaped olive green leaves tinged with bronze and margined with a line of carmine red. Java yellow is large with green yellow cream and white variegated foliage. 2003 concluded that acalypha wilkesiana ointment can be used to treat superficial mycoses. Native to pacific island.
However for today acalypha wilkesiana is our focus and deserves a place in our gardens and to be used with greater consideration to create stunning planting compositions. Phenolic profile and antimicrobial activity of acalypha wilkesiana seeds silver nanoparticles green synthesis against some food borne pathogens. The branches have fine hairs. Acalypha wilkesiana is an evergreen shrub.
Acalypha wilkesiana beefsteak plant copperleaf jacobs coat or match me if you can showy foliage plants with a dazzling array of leaf forms and colors. Tropica has curly brick red leaves in shades of carmine and pale green splashed with olive green. Acalypha wilkesiana varieties in a range of leaf colours and shapes are generally available in queensland garden centres. All these plant deserve articles of their own on another day.
It grows 3 m high and spreads 2 m across. Another native acalypha i also grow is the waterfall plant acalypha lysonii with its beautiful feathery growth and bright green leaves. While the grouncover areptans is sometimes available in garden centres unfortunately the editor doesnt know of any commercial outlets of the large cats tail type acalypha hispida. Acalypha wilkesiana copper leaf is spreading shrub with oval multi colored mottled and often variegated leaves 10 20cm long.
Acalypha wilkesiana mosaica called the giant red leaf has hart shaped leaves that are bronze green with orange and red markings. Bears catkin like racemes 10 20cm long usually green or copper tinted and often hidden among the leaves periodically during the year. All three species described here are native to southeast asia and the pacific islands. Beyond their hardiness range they can be grown indoors.
2005 4 evaluated crude extracts from six important medicinal plants namely phylantus discoideus ageratum conyzoides terminalia avicennioides bridella ferruginea acalypha wilkesiana and ocimum gratissimum to find activity against methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus mrsa. Height 2m spread 1 2m.