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Acalypha monostachya (Round copperleaf)
Anderson, Wynn

Acalypha monostachya

Acalypha monostachya Cav.

Round Copperleaf

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Acalypha hederacea


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Size Notes: 18 inches high to 3 feet wide.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Distribution: South to central Texas west into the Big Bend of the Trans-Pecos of Texas; northern Mexico.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Well draining soil.


Use Ornamental: Used as groundcover for xeric landscapes or in a dry rockgarden.
Interesting Foliage: yes


Propagation Material: Seeds
Maintenance: Cut back in winter.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Acalypha monostachya in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acalypha monostachya in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acalypha monostachya


Record Modified: 2019-06-19
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