Acalypha hispida

Chenille Plant, Red Hot Cattail

With unusual flowers and brilliantly colored leaves, these large, tropical shrubs are grown as annuals and greenhouse plants. They thrive in hot, humid summer climates. Use as dramatic accents in the garden or in containers. Grow in full or part sun. Pinch or cut back to control height. Plant cuttings taken in mid-summer. In autumn, cut back and pot as houseplants. Grown outside all year round in warm winter climates.
Acalypha hispida, Chenille Plant, Red Hot Cattail
The finger-width red tassels, which can reach 1 foot long, are produced intermittently during the year in warm climates. Where grown as an annual, it blooms in summer.

Attributes - Acalypha hispida

Plant Type: Annual

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Red

Height: 6 ft. to 10 ft.

Width: 6 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Scales, Spider Mites.

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Acalypha hispida 'Fire Tail', Acalypha wilkersiana 'Louisiana Red', Acalypha wilkesiana 'Godseffiana', Acalypha wilkesiana 'Macafeeana', Acalypha wilkesiana 'Petticoat'
 
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