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Red hot cat's tail

Acalypha hispida 'Alba'

Also known as

Chenille plant, Philippines Medusa, Fox tail

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

2m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Red hot cat's tail Overview

The leaves of this Acalypha are shiny and bright green. The flowers are long, pendulous green-white and catkin-like. Plants are poisonous to animals.

Common problems with Red hot cat's tail

How to propagate Red hot cat's tail

Cuttings

By softwood, greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Red hot cat's tail

Grown for its striking flowers