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Firetail Chenille Plant Acalypha pendula

(16 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
5" 18"
Height
3 - 5"
Spread
15 - 18"
  • Details

    Features

    Fluffy masses of bright red flower spikes periodically during the year

    Adaptable As Houseplant
    Heat Tolerant

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    3 - 5 Inches
    Spacing: 
    15 - 18 Inches
    Spread: 
    15 - 18 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in containers, window boxes and hanging baskets

    Maintenance Notes: 

    easy care

  • 16 Reviews

    • After having the Firetail for a year, another plant began to block its access to sunlight. I gently-and with my fingers crossed-dug up and relocated. To my surprised, the Firetail LOVED the new, sunnier, hotter spot. Best it has looked since I bought it!

      Casual Pete
      , California
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    • This is my most favorite plant because of its unusual flowers.

      Doc Jackson
      , South Carolina
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Really neat, fun plant. Needs to be kept damp as will dry out quickly. Great conversation starter. "Tails" are fluffy to the touch.

      Victoria Ayres
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Really neat, fun plant. Needs to be kept damp as will dry out quickly. Great conversation starter. "Tails" are fluffy to the touch.

      Victoria Ayres
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • We love this plant. Looks lovely in a changing pot and is easy to care for. Unfortunately it did not survive our winter. NO

      Therese
      , Oregon
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Really wonderful plant, especially since it is so unique. i"v had it indoors all winter, and look forward to planting it outside in container in a few weeks (zone 7/8). I have to figure out how to prune it. It got leggy inside; I didn't know to prune it. I'd like to try the dwarf version since I only have a balcony.

      CMS
      , 8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • jus give PLENTY & plenty water & is easy & gorgeous

      Doc
      , 8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • BEAUTIFUL plant!

      Greg Crossman
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Paula
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Russell Studebaker
      , Connecticut
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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