The plant can survive hot weather also. Its beautiful leaves look like copper plate. Hence, the plant is nicknamed by copper leaf plant. The plant is used by gardeners to make hedges also. Its stem is herbaceous but it does not need any supporting stick. Regular pruning will help to grow with more density. This is a fast growing plant.
Watering & Sunlight: We should water, only when the soil becomes dry. Proper drainage by making sufficient holes in bottom of pot is must. This plant prefers direct sunlight, but can survive in diffused sunlight also.
Soil: Its potting mix must be aerated well by use of drainage media upto 20 % (river sand, Leca, Pumice/Perlite or rice husk- Use any one of them). All these items help in aeration of roots also. We can mix upto 30% cocopeat, 20 % vermi compost, 20 % sterilised garden soil + 10% Neem Cake) in its potting mix. We may add liquid fertlizers every month.