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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
USDA Zones :
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Protect

    Protect from frost and cold winds.
    February
    1. Protect

    Protect from frost and cold winds.
    March
    1. Water

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

    Protect from frost and cold winds.
    April
    1. Buy

    Buy plants in containers.
    2. Plant

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

    Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer.
    4. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.
    May
    1. Buy

    Buy plants in containers.
    2. Plant

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

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

    Propagate from stem cuttings of mature wood.
    June
    1. Buy

    Buy plants in containers.
    2. Plant

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

    Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer.
    4. Water

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

    Propagate from stem cuttings of mature wood.
    July
    1. Buy

    Buy plants in containers.
    2. Plant

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

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

    Propagate from stem cuttings of mature wood.
    August
    1. Buy

    Buy plants in containers.
    2. Plant

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

    Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer.
    4. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.
    September
    1. Buy

    Buy plants in containers.
    2. Plant

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

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

    Water regularly during dry periods. Do not over-water.
    November
    1. Protect

    Protect from frost and cold winds.
    December
    1. Protect

    Protect from frost and cold winds.
  • 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!

    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?

    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.

    Fertilize

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

    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?

    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.

    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?

    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.

    Propagate

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

    May

    Propagate from stem cuttings of mature wood.

    June

    Propagate from stem cuttings of mature wood.

    July

    Propagate from stem cuttings of mature wood.

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