Acalypha hispida 'Chenille Plant'
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Out of Stock-Ships in 10 inch nursery pot. 12-15 inches in height.

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Out of Stock-Ships in 10 inch nursery pot. 12-15 inches in height.

Acalypha hispida 'Chenille Plant' - is more commonly called the Chenille plant. It is a unique shrub that has arching branches that feature dark-green heart shaped leaves. Its flowers are what make this plant so interesting. They are long strands that are deep red in color. They are furry and resemble a cat's tail. It can be kept either as an outdoor plant or as a house plant. It enjoys light shade and a humid environment. For best results, water frequently during the summer growing season.

Name Acalypha hispida 'Chenille Plant'
Common Names Chenille Plant
Grow Zone 10a - 11
Light Conditions Partial Sun/Shade
Water Requirements Low drought tolerance
PH Level 5.6 - 7.5
Minimum Height 6 feet
Maximum Height 10 feet
Growth Habit Slow
Bloom Period Year Round
Bloom Color Red
Fragrant Yes
Fragrance Spicy Clove
Best Grown In Containers
Scientific Name Acalypha hispida
Class Magnoliopsida
Family Euphorbiaceae
Genus Acalpyha
Species hispida
Salt Tolerance Moderate
Grow Zone 10a - 11
Grow Zones
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by Larry Koenig
on 9/14/2013
chenille plant performs admirably
A delightfully "invasive" shade groundcover
by Dan
on 6/22/2012
Great Office Plant
I have one of these in the office because my wife did not like the way it looked. People in the office love to come over and feel it and comment on how different it is from the usual office plants.

It grows well and it always blooming. I am not near a window and it seems to do well as long as I fertilize it about every other month with miracle-gro spikes. The leaves need to be tended to and it just gave it a fairly hard pruning for the first time. I've had it almost a year now and enjoy it fully.

I did not buy it from this site, but was looking for some care instructions and figured I would write a review.
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