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Firetail Chenille Plant Acalypha pendula

  • Hardy Zones
    • 9 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 3 - 7 Inches
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Firetail Chenille Plant Acalypha pendula

Part Sun to Sun 3 - 7

Features

Fluffy masses of bright red flower spikes periodically during the year

Adaptable As Houseplant
Heat Tolerant

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
3 - 7 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

  • This is my most favorite plant because of its unusual flowers.

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

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Victoria Ayres
    Queensville
    Ontario
    Canada
    1 year ago
  • We love this plant. Looks lovely in a changing pot and is easy to care for. Unfortunately it did not survive our winter.

    NO

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Therese
    Salem
    Oregon
    United States
    1 year ago
  • 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.

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

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

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    AMG
    New Jersey
    United States
    4 years ago
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