EUPHORBIACEAE
Acalypha hispida

Common names:  Chenille Plant, Red Hot Cattails

Light needs:  Full to medium light in winter; medium light in summer

Best temperatures:  Warm, keep above 60F (16C)

Water and humidity needs:  Keep moist in a high humidity.

Growing guidelines:  Fertilize monthly with a 1-2-1 mix.  Prune heavily in spring.

Common problems:  Spider mites can spot the leaves.  Dry air or lack of water can cause this plant to drop its leaves.

Propagation:  Take tip cuttings in early spring or late summer.

Currently in Greenhouse:  No

 

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