The Acalypha Wilkesiana plant is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family. Acalypha wilkesiana common name is Beefsteak Plant. It is native to the Society Islands in French Polynesia. The Acalypha Wilkesiana plant is a shrub or small tree growing to 3–6 m (9.8–19.7 ft) tall.
The leaves are variable in shape, but are typically oval or lanceolate, 10–20 cm (3.9–7.9 in) long and 3–8 cm (1.2–3.1 in) wide. The flowers are small, greenish-yellow, and borne in dense, terminal clusters. The fruit is a small, three-lobed capsule.
This plant has a number of benefits. It is used as a traditional medicine in French Polynesia for the treatment of various ailments such as colds, flu, and diarrhea. The leaves of the plant are also used as a poultice for wounds and burns. In addition, the plant is used as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscaping.
When to water:
The Acalypha Wilkesiana plant should be watered when the soil is dry to the touch.
The growing season of the Acalypha Wilkesiana plant is from spring to summer.
The ideal temperature is between 20-30 degrees Celsius.
Type of soil:
This plant prefers well-drained, sandy soil.
The ideal location is in full sun to partial shade.