acalypha pendula tips...

woollady(z8 CA)August 26, 2012

hello all,i love this plant but never seem to get it to live very long.i was looking on this forum at pix,and saw that some of you have this plant.there's not much info on growing this plant indoors.how much sun does it need?how about water,humidity,fertilizer,etc?any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.thanks!

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snappyguy

I keep mine in an east window with the blinds open. It despises drying out. Evenly moist and lightly fertilized works for me. Humidity doesn't seem too important. I live in a very dry climate and often have no more than 20% humidity.

Mark

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 9:25PM
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woollady(z8 CA)

thank you,snappyguy,for your reply.i too have kept them in an east window with open blinds.how often do you fertilize it?i also live in a dry climate in no.california.thanks again.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 3:31PM
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snappyguy

I'm in the southern San Joaquin valley. I grow a lot of gesneriads, so my Acalypha pendula gets the same fertilizer they do (12-14-12, 1/8 tsp/gal) but only every 4th watering or so. This equates to roughly once every 2 weeks. I've read that they do not like the temperature to ever drop below 60*F, but I've read one report of a plant surviving 0*F. I'm not sure how much I trust that report though. The plant is native to Cuba and I just can't see it dealing with cold at all. Pests generally aren't a problem, but spider mites and scale have been known to attack them.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 11:50AM
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