Chenille plant
Acalypha hispida

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 5.6 - 7.0
Acidity preference is very sensitive to basic conditions
Toxicity poisonous


Climate tropical rainforest



Other common names Philippines Medusa, Red hot cat's tail, Fox tail
Family Euphorbiaceae


Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • red
Leaf color
  • green