I was in Mexico and saw this plant which looks like a coleus due to the mottled scalloped leaves but it is almost four feet tall. The coleus I am used to are about six inches tall. What is this plant? oversized coleus


This is Acalypha wilkesiana, a member of the family Euphorbiaceae. Sometimes called Copperleaf, it is a hardy, attractive and commonly grown plant in tropical gardens. There are numerous and quite variable forms and cultivars.


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