Scientific Name: Acalypha hispida
Common Name: chenille plant
Family Name: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 °C)
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Open, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant, Medicinal plant
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Raceme, Red, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Upright shrub 1-3m tall; stems lined with fine hairs; leaves ovate, most 10-14cm long x 7-10cm wide, dark green, margins toothed, petioles 4-8cm long; spikes axillary, pendulous, red, fuzzy,15-30(-50)cm long with hundreds of tiny florets.