Top Questions About Copperleaf Plants

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Questions About Copperleaf Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
August 4, 2011

Q. Copperleaf Plants – Diseased?

My copperleaf plants have white masses clinging to the stems and leaves. Is this a disease, and if so, how do I treat it? The white masses look like ‘white mold. ‘

Answered by
Nikki on
August 5, 2011
Certified Expert
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Is this white substance cottony looking or powdery in nature? If cottony, it could be the result of scale pests, which may be seen moving within the white cottony areas. If powdery, you have a case of powdery mildew on your
hands. The following articles should be of some help to you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/powdery-mildew-homemade-and-organic-remedies.htm

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Asked by
easymoney on
April 18, 2015

Q. copper plant propagation

Can I start a new plant from cuttings?

Answered by
shelley on
April 18, 2015
Certified Expert
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Yes, you can propagate a copper leaf plant from cuttings and this article will give you guidelines on how to do that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/rooting-plant-cuttings.htm

For more information on copper plants, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/acalypha/growing-acalypha-copper-plants.htm

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Asked by
bmetler on
September 8, 2015

Q. How to identify Copper Plant seeds

How do I identify and harvest Copper plant seeds from my existing Copper Leaf plant?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 10, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

I have not been able to find any research that has information on seed collection.
From all my research it is recommended to grow plants from cuttings.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/acalypha/growing-acalypha-copper-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-root-cuttings-from-various-shrubs-bushes-and-trees.htm

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Asked by
Sagreeless on
September 23, 2015

Q. Color of plants

I have what is called a copper leaf plant but it is cream and green in color. I was wondering if there was any way I could change it to a red shade.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 26, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Proper light and growing conditions will effect the leaf color.

Here is a link that will refresh you on the growing requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/acalypha/growing-acalypha-copper-plants.htm

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Asked by
derfberger on
October 27, 2015

Q. How do I propagate a Copper Leaf plant?

How do I propagate a Copper Leaf plant – layer or cuttings?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 29, 2015
Certified Expert
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Copper Leaf grow easily from cuttings.
They root best during the summer months when they are actively growing.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/acalypha/growing-acalypha-copper-plants.htm

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Asked by
mninc on
June 12, 2016

Q. Copper leaf tahitian

Can they be started from seed or cuttings?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 13, 2016
Certified Expert
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You can propagate using both seeds or cuttings.

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Asked by
Beavismom62 on
November 20, 2016

Q. Mealybug and wasp infestation

I have a copperleaf shrub that started with mealybugs a few months ago. The worst parts are the tips and near the base. I trimmed the tips and sprayed with horticultural oil. I didn’t stay on top of it and now have yellow jackets AND paper wasps! Now what? I’m mostly worried about my dogs but the shrub is right next to where I park my car! Help!

Answered by
Alisma on
November 21, 2016
Certified Expert
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See these articles about mealybug control:

http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74174.html
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/mealybugs-control.htm

The yellow jackets and wasps are most likely there to feed on the mealybugs, as you've mentioned. Biological control with a certain ladybug (mentioned in the article) can be very effective. Another option is hard pruning the shrub to remove their food source.

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