ak-uh-LY-fuh or ak-uh-LEE-fuh -- meaning, nettle
wilk-see-AY-nuh -- named for Admiral Charles Wilkes, 19th century American naval officer and explorer in the South Pacific
commonly known as: Copperleaf, Joseph's coat, Fire-dragon
... cultivars of A. wilkesiana, which can grow as tall as 7 ft, are found in a wide variety of colors: green and white, green and yellow, red, bronze, coppery, or brown. The leaves also vary in form, some being flat and others undulating, while the flowers are inconspicuous.
In a garden, where they are often used as informal hedges or in massed beds, all Acalypha species require full sun, well-drained soil, and careful pruning to prevent them from becoming leggy. They are easily propagated by cuttings.
Note: Identification attempted; may not be accurate.