Acalypha wilkesiana 'Tiki Lava Flow'


Tips for Homeowners:

Pinch tips to get a bushier habit.

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The coppery color of the foliage is just what is needed to bring a lot of WOW to the container garden. Who needs a flower?

  • Attractive coppery-orange foliage
  • Good in mixed containers
  • Heat and sun tolerant

Choose a combination of other heat tolerant, flowering plants and 'Lava Flow' will help to highlight them.

Height: 18-24 in
Spread: 15-18 in
Zone: 9-10
Color: Burgundy

Interesting Notes about Copperleaf:

Native to area around the Fiji islands, this plant has established itself as a large shrub, but in the cooler climates in zones 4-7 it is a popular plant for container gardens and as a houseplant.  The foliage is the real show with its colorful leaves because the flowers are small and inconspicuous. The leaves actually resemble the weed 'nettles', but that is where the likeness stays. No bite here.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Low Maintenance
  • No Deadheading
  • Great Foliage
  • Container
  • Heat Tolerant

Foliage Color:

  • Bronze


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water