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. '
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:
Can I start a new plant from cuttings?
Yes, you can propagate a copper leaf plant from cuttings and this article will give you guidelines on how to do that:
For more information on copper plants, please visit the following link:
How do I identify and harvest Copper plant seeds from my existing Copper Leaf plant?
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.
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.
Proper light and growing conditions will effect the leaf color.
Here is a link that will refresh you on the growing requirements.
How do I propagate a Copper Leaf plant - layer or cuttings?
Copper Leaf grow easily from cuttings.
They root best during the summer months when they are actively growing.
Can they be started from seed or cuttings?
You can propagate using both seeds or cuttings.
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!
See these articles about mealybug control:
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.