- Flower nameAcalypha wilkesiana 'wilkesiana'
- Scientific nameAcalypha wilkesiana cv. Musaica
- Aliasアカリファ, 錦アカリファ, acalypha, コッパーリーフ, Jacob's coat, ムサイカ
- Place of originhorticultural variety(New Britain Island)
- Place of floweringGarden, Greenhouse, Botanical Gardens, Subtropical region, Horticultural species, Okinawa
- Flowering seasonApril, May, June
What is Acalypha wilkesiana 'wilkesiana'
Acalypha wilkesiana 'Musaica' (scientific name: Acalypha wilkesiana 'Musaica') is a horticultural variety of Acalypha wilkesiana, an evergreen shrub of the genus Acalypha, native to New Britain Island. It is. It is also known by its English name, Copperleaf, and its scientific name, Acalypha wilkesiana, because of its beautiful reddish-bronze color spots. The small flowers grow from the axils of the leaves in a corm-like inflorescence and bloom from the bottom to the top. The flowers are bracts that look like flowers, but have no petals.
Common name: Acalypha wilkesiana 'wilkesiana', scientific name: Acalypha wilkesiana 'Musaica', Copperleaf, Acalypha wilkesiana, Jacob's coat, height: 2 to 3 m, leaf color: reddish copper Leaf texture: glossy; leaf shape: elliptic to broadly ovate; leaf length: 20 cm; inflorescence: alternate; leaf margin: serrate; leaf tip: caudate; inflorescence shape: acicular; flower color: red; flowering season: April to June; uses: hedge, color leaf, houseplant.