Acalypha hispida 'Fire Tail'

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
Its fuzzy flowers look like chenille or cat's tails. Leaves are rich, shiny green ovals, toothed along the edges. Best grown in green houses.

Attributes - Acalypha hispida 'Fire Tail'

Plant Type: Annual

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: Red

Height: 3 ft. to 10 ft.

Width: 5 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 10, 11

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

Related Plants

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