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Acalypha hispida, Cat Tail, Chenille Plant, Red Hot Cattail, Foxtail, Red Hot Poker

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Acalypha hispida

Cat Tail, Chenille Plant, Red Hot Cattail, Foxtail, Red Hot Poker
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: East Indies
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This plant needs a humid environment, and frequent watering during the summer growing season. A. hispida has plain, green leaves, but compensates by producing masses of long, bright red inflorescences that hang down and give rise to its popular name of "Cat's Tails". The brightly colored pendulous tassels are extremely showy. Acalypha species require full sun, well-drained soil, and careful pruning to prevent them from becoming leggy. .


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Acalypha hispida Alba - White Cat Tail

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Extremely rare cultivar of Cat Tail with white flowers....  more

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
In stock
$17.95