1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006
785.594.2966

chenille plant

Acalypha pendula

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Zone 7 – 10
Mature Height:
less than 8”
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A cool novelty plant with fuzzy red tails that look like woolly caterpillars. Leaves are rounded and about the size of a nickel. Trouble free in terms of pests and disease, but rather finicky in its culture, it does best when grown dry with high light and warm temperatures in winter. In summer, plants require partial to full shade and daily water. Regular feeding with organic fertilizer will grow longer tails. Great for hanging baskets and trailers in combination planters.