red hot cat s tail
||Acalypha hispida - Plant
||6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Acalypha hispida, the Chenille plant, is a flowering shrub which belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae, the subfamily Acalyphinae, and the genus Acalypha.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||red hot cat s tail
|Maximum Reachable Height
||4.00 to 6.00 feet
||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.
||Full sun to part shade
||18, c night, 24, c day
||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
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose