Chenille PlantRegular price R 165.00
Scientific Name: Acalypha hispida
Synonyms: Chenille Plant, Monkey Tail, Red-Hot Cat Tail
- Adorable fluffy red blooms
- Gorgeous hanging plant
- Relatively easy care
- Love warmth and some humidity
- Plant level: Beginner
Comes in a 20cm Nursery Pot.
The Chenille Plant is as been a firm houseplant favourite for many. This is due to its vigorous growth habit and hardiness, not to mention its fascinating fluffy red blooms.
Acalypha is generally considered easy care houseplants as long as they receive their acquired conditions to thrive. This means keeping them out of a cool breeze, providing them with good light with some early morning direct sun, and keeping the potting medium moist.
Over time this funky little plant will turn into a sprawling shrub, adding contrast and quirky colour pop to any corner of your home, or feel free to grow it on a well-protected patio or balcony for something a little different.
Please Note: Acalypha is considered mildly toxic. Best kept out of reach of curious children and pets.
Follow these instructions to keep your Chenille Plant happy & healthy.
Water: Keep the potting medium moist to the touch. Do not allow to dry out for long periods.
Light: Provide bright indirect light to some soft early morning or late evening direct sunlight.
Humidity: Average to Medium Humidity levels are tolerable.
Fertilize: Feed once every 2 weeks during the growing season of Spring through Summer. Avoid feeding in winter.