Copperleaf Plants

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  1. Copperleaf Plants - Diseased?
  2. copper plant propagation
  3. How to identify Copper Plant seeds
  4. Color of plants
  5. How do I propagate a Copper Leaf plant?
  6. Copper leaf tahitian
  7. Mealybug and wasp infestation
Asked by Anonymous on August 4, 2011
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. ‘

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Copper Plant Propagation

Can I start a new plant from cuttings?

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
How to Identify Copper Plant Seeds

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

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
How Do I Propagate a Copper Leaf Plant?

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

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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@aol.com on June 12, 2016
Copper Leaf Tahitian

Can they be started from seed or cuttings?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can propagate using both seeds or cuttings.

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Asked by Beavismom62 on November 20, 2016
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!

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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