The Acalypha marble belongs to family euphorbiaceae, the plant family which consists of distinct flowering shrub.
The plant is cultivated all around the world for its ornamental uses but it is a native of Southern pacific Islands.
The Acalypha marble is a low maintenance plant that grows easily if the minimum care is provided.
The plant grows well in a warm temperature range of more than 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Optimal temperature of about 65 degrees Fahrenheit is considered best for the growth of the plant.
The plants grow best if they are grown in a region of high humidity. However, if a region of less humidity is chosen it can be grown in a tray of pebbles.
The Acalypha marble grows well when it is planted in the region which gets bright indirect sunlight.
However, it can also survive when it is exposed to full shade.
Direct sunlight can lead to discoloration and burning if the foliages of Acalypha marble.
The Acalypha Marble has high water requirements.
The soil should be kept moist but not wet. Excess of moisture content in the soil may lead to leaf drop.
The plant has to be watered regularly in sufficient amount, even during the winter months.
Pruning of the plant is highly essential when they have grown in size.
It helps to keep the plant in proper size and ensures the removal of diseased and damaged parts of the plant.
The Acalypha marble grows well with the addition of fertilisers.
The plant may be fertilized regularly during the growing season as fertilizers stimulate growth.
Liquid fertilisers are thought to be more effective.
Fertilising should be reduced or stopped during the winter and fall.