Return to the House Plants Forum | Post a Follow-Up

acalypha pendula tips...

Posted by woollady z8 CA (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 26, 12 at 21:08

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 much sun does it need?how about water,humidity,fertilizer,etc?any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.thanks!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: acalypha pendula tips...

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.


RE: acalypha pendula tips...

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

RE: acalypha pendula tips...

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.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the House Plants Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here