Acalypha hispida '~Species'

Chenille Plant, Red Hot Cat's Tail, Foxtail, Philippine Medussa

Family: Euphorbiaceae Spurge


Type Shrub
USDA Hardiness range 10B - 11
Exposure Partial shade or partial sun
Bloom color Red
Bloom time Fall and Winter
Water needs Dry to moist
Landscape uses Border, container, foundation, hedge, massing, specimen
Height 6' to 10' / 1.80m to 3.00m
Spread 36" to 6' / 90cm to 1.80m
Growth rate Fast
Persistence Evergreen, needles or needle-like
Leaf color Green
Fruit color n/a
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Upright or erect
Attributes and features Attractive foilage