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

Acalypha hispida

Cat Tail, Chenille Plant, Red Hot Cattail, Foxtail, Red Hot Poker
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: East Indies
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge 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


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