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Purple caribbean copper plant
Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

Tropical in nature, the Caribbean Copper Plant is a showy large shrub or small multi-stemmed tree that succeeds wherever pointsettia plants (it\'s related to them) grow well outdoors. Evergreen in Southern California coastal areas, it is deciduous when grown inland, and is best protected from frost. The most popular forms in cultivation have bright maroon-red foliage, somewhat resembling the red-leaved forms of smoke bush (Cotinus). In colder areas, Caribbean Copper Plant may be grown in containers and wintered-over indoors or in a greenhouse.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 23, 24
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Protect

        Protect from frost and cold winds.

  • February
    • Protect

        Protect from frost and cold winds.

  • March
    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

    • Protect

        Protect from frost and cold winds.

  • April
    • Buy

        Buy plants in containers.

    • Plant

        Plant in full sun in well-drained soil in a frost-free spot.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

  • May
    • Buy

        Buy plants in containers.

    • Plant

        Plant in full sun in well-drained soil in a frost-free spot.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

    • Propagate

        Propagate from stem cuttings of mature wood.

  • June
    • Buy

        Buy plants in containers.

    • Plant

        Plant in full sun in well-drained soil in a frost-free spot.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

    • Propagate

        Propagate from stem cuttings of mature wood.

  • July
    • Buy

        Buy plants in containers.

    • Plant

        Plant in full sun in well-drained soil in a frost-free spot.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

    • Propagate

        Propagate from stem cuttings of mature wood.

  • August
    • Buy

        Buy plants in containers.

    • Plant

        Plant in full sun in well-drained soil in a frost-free spot.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

  • September
    • Buy

        Buy plants in containers.

    • Plant

        Plant in full sun in well-drained soil in a frost-free spot.

    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

  • October
    • Water

        Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

  • November
    • Protect

        Protect from frost and cold winds.

  • December
    • Protect

        Protect from frost and cold winds.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

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            • April

              Buy plants in containers.

            • May

              Buy plants in containers.

            • June

              Buy plants in containers.

            • July

              Buy plants in containers.

            • August

              Buy plants in containers.

            • September

              Buy plants in containers.

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • April

              Plant in full sun in well-drained soil in a frost-free spot.

            • May

              Plant in full sun in well-drained soil in a frost-free spot.

            • June

              Plant in full sun in well-drained soil in a frost-free spot.

            • July

              Plant in full sun in well-drained soil in a frost-free spot.

            • August

              Plant in full sun in well-drained soil in a frost-free spot.

            • September

              Plant in full sun in well-drained soil in a frost-free spot.

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • Fertilize

              When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

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              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer.

              • June

                Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer.

              • August

                Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer.

            • Water

              Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
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              •  May
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              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

              • April

                Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

              • May

                Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

              • June

                Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

              • July

                Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

              • August

                Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

              • September

                Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

              • October

                Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.

            • Prune

              When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
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              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Mulch

                Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

                •  Jan
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                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Protect

                  When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • January

                    Protect from frost and cold winds.

                  • February

                    Protect from frost and cold winds.

                  • March

                    Protect from frost and cold winds.

                  • November

                    Protect from frost and cold winds.

                  • December

                    Protect from frost and cold winds.

                • Pest/Disease Inspection

                  What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

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                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • Treat for Pest/Disease

                    How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

                    •  Jan
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                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • Transplant

                      When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                      •  Nov
                      •  Dec
                      • Propagate

                        When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

                        •  Jan
                        •  Feb
                        •  Mar
                        •  Apr
                        •  May
                        •  Jun
                        •  Jul
                        •  Aug
                        •  Sep
                        •  Oct
                        •  Nov
                        •  Dec
                        • May

                          Propagate from stem cuttings of mature wood.

                        • June

                          Propagate from stem cuttings of mature wood.

                        • July

                          Propagate from stem cuttings of mature wood.

                      • Harvest

                        When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                        • Special requirements

                          Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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