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Acalypha wilkesiana Petticoat Irish Petticoat

Acalypha wilkesiana Petticoat
Acalypha wilkesiana Petticoat
Stock Number: 42079
Availability: In Stock
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Cultural Code: TGH HP what's this?

Each ruffled coppery ochre leaf is margined with parchment toned scallops.  Most furled leaves of any cultivar we know.  It is an excellent conservatory subject where it receives the high humidity, bright light and constant warmth this cultivar demands on in order to stay startling. (We believe this excellent performer shared with us by Longwood Gardens to be a selection of 'Hoffmanii' while showing stronger growing patterns and more tolerance of chill and shade.)

Taxonomy
Family Euphorbiaceae
Plant Details
Cultural Code TGH HP

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Cultural Codes

Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.

If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.

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