Family: Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Acalypha wilkesiana Java White

Common Name: Java White

DescriptionThis tropical shrub has a beautiful yellow foliage splashed with various tones of green.
Pronunciation(a-KAL-ee-fa)(wilks-ee-AN-ah)
Plant TypePerennial Tender
Hardiness Zone10-11
Sunlightfull to part sun
Moistureaverage, tolerates high humidity
Soil & Siteaverage
Temperaturenot frost tolerant, grows fastest in warmth
Leavesglossy, yellow foliage splashed with various tones of green
Propagationcuttings
Misc FactsNamed after an American scientist and explorer Admiral Charles Wilkes (1801-1877). From ancient Greek meaning nettle
Notes & Reference51-Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Perennials (Alan Arimitage), #76-Annuals for Every Purpose (Larry Hodgson)
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