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Acalypha hispida ‘Alba’

Red hot cat's tail

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread2m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourGreen-white
  • Leaf ColourBright green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acalypha hispida ‘Alba’ (Red hot cat's tail). The leaves of this Acalypha are shiny and bright green. The flowers are long, pendulous green-white and catkin-like. Plants are poisonous to animals.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Oceania

Interest and use

Grown for its striking flowers

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessTropical (min 17°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Needs humus-rich, well-drained soil.

Propagation

By softwood, greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite, whitefly and mealy bug.

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