Acalypha hispida

Also known as:

  • Giant Chenille Plant
  • Red-Hot Cat's Tail

Plant Type

shrub

Zones

10a-11

Size

H:4'-6'
W:6'-8'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained

Water Needs:

regular

Special Situation:

humidity tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

red

Foliage Color:

green

Flower Season:

spring, summer, fall, winter

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Merryville, Louisiana

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Milton, Delaware

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141 North Street Danielson, Connecticut

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141 North Street Danielson, Connecticut

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860-774-8038

ashley@logees.net

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Fuzzy scarlet hanging catkins, 10-20" long, are borne almost non-stop throughout the year on this sun-loving shrubby perennial. An easily grown upright to spreading shrub with large rounded tropical foliage.

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Danielson, Connecticut

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This fast grower will bring months of continuous bloom to any sunny exposure. Also known as "Red Hot Cattails," this conversation piece has a shrub-like growth habit and bright green leaves that are continually bedecked with long drooping, furry-red catkins. Makes a fantastic hanging basket or it can be trained into a standard. Acalyphas are fast growing plants that need high light and copious amounts of water and fertilizer.

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Milton, Delaware

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Acalpha hispada is the upright growing variety with large, long red fuzzy cattail like blooms. A vigorous plant, likes full sun and warmth.

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