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Red hot cat's tail

Acalypha hispida 'Alba'

Also known as

Chenille plant, Philippines Medusa, Fox tail

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°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