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Christina Olivieri

"That foliage! Need I say more?"

— Christina

Acalypha sp 'Inferno'

Copper Leaf
  • Acalypha 'Inferno' is a tropical annual in our Garden Geek Program.
  • Perfect for combination planters or for firing up dark spaces, Acalypha 'Inferno' is best known for its bright red mottled foliage.

Height: 10-24 in

USDA Zone: 8-10


  • Container
  • Great Foliage
  • Combination
  • Focal Point

Combo Usage:

  • Filler (main structural)


  • Sun
  • Partial Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Red

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall(Foliage)
  • Summer(Foliage)
  • Spring(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2

Vigor Rating:

  • Plays with others