Acalypha hispida - Plant

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Acalypha hispida Plant
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6 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Acalypha hispida

Plant height: 0.5 - 1.0 inches
Plant spread:

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

Common name(s): red hot cat s tail
Flower colours: Red
Bloom time: Flowers freely
Max reachable height: 4.00 to 6.00 feet
Difficulty to grow: easy to grow

Planting and 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
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 18°c night, 24°c day
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Acalypha hispida

    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.

Typical uses of Acalypha hispida

Special features: 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.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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