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Acalypha hispida/Chenille Plant


Flowers look like chenille used in bed spreads

Flowers presist for weeks on plants

Unique flowes of a unique color

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Scientific Name: Acalypha hispida
Common Name: Chenille Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11, 12 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Mealy bugs, spider mites, and scale attack this plant that produces long chenilles of red flowers. Flowers are quite showy during the hot summer months.