red hot cat s tail


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1Acalypha hispida - Plant
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Acalypha hispida

Acalypha hispida, the Chenille plant, is a flowering shrub which belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae, the subfamily Acalyphinae, and the genus Acalypha.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name red hot cat s tail
Maximum Reachable Height 4.00 to 6.00 feet
Flower Colour Red
Bloom Time Flowers freely
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

To help conserve water, reduce stress, and encourage healthy growth, apply a 2- to 4-inch layer of chopped and shredded leaves, grass clippings, or shredded bark around the base of your plants. Allow about an inch of space between the mulch and the base stem of the plant.

Acalypha hispida care

They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out. They’ll look like a bundle of sticks on arrival. Note, they are not dead—simply dormant.If you are buying container-grown plants (vs. bare-root plants), plant them by May or early June for best results.

Sunlight Full sun to part shade
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 18°c night, 24°c day
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Acalypha hispida special feature

In St. Louis, grow in containers or baskets on decks, patios or rooftop gardens. It is a good plant for color and should be used as an accent for both color and texture in a container. Or, it can be grown year-round in a greenhouse or sun room giving the area a tropical feel.

Acalypha hispida uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Acalypha hispida ?

Acalypha hispida is commonly known as red hot cat s tail

How tall do Acalypha hispida grow?

On average Acalypha hispida grows 4.00 to 6.00 feet

What color are Acalypha hispida ?

A Acalypha hispida plant bears flowers of color Red

When Acalypha hispida blooms?

With enough light, Acalypha hispida may produce Red flowers in Flowers freely

How hard is Acalypha hispida to grow?

A Acalypha hispida is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Acalypha hispida need?

A Acalypha hispida prefers Full sun to part shade

How much water does a Acalypha hispida need?

A Acalypha hispida prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Acalypha hispida need?

A Acalypha hispida prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Acalypha hispida like?

A Acalypha hispida prefers 18°c night, 24°c day

How often should I fertilize my Acalypha hispida ?

To encourage Acalypha hispida growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


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