I have been digging back into the picture files and looking for some plants that I photographed this summer or fall but had not got around to showing when I ran across these pictures of some alcaypha’s that were growing in the trial beds at Franklin Park.
I have never grown alcaypha before since they are a tender tropical plant that stays hardy to 40 degrees but I love plants with great colors or variegations in the foliage.
The Tiki Firestorm was beautiful with its burgundy foliage with lighter coloring on the leaves edges.
From the family of Euphorbiaceae the plants reach 36 inches in height.
The Tiki Peach Whirl has smaller leaves but the foliage is such a brilliant peach color with darker spots on the leaves.
I think the Tiki Tropical Tempest was my favorite of the series with its creams and greens.
The plants were well branched and would be beautiful in mixed containers. There are more in this series: Tiki Jungle Cloak, Tiki Lava Flow, Tiki Typhoon, Tahitian Halo and Island Sunrise.
Do you grow alcaypha in your garden or containers?
Have any of you ever tried to over winter them indoors?