A Catkin - The chenille plant (Acalypha hispida) produces some of the showiest flowers in all the plant kingdom. Also called red hot cat's tail, the chenille plant's flowers are tiny and appear in a long, drooping cluster known as a spike inflorescence.  Female inflorescences generally spicate, sometimes racemose or panicle-shaped.  Male inflorescence is spicate.

How to Care for Chenille Hanging Plant

A Catkin - The chenille plant (Acalypha hispida) produces some of the showiest flowers in all the plant kingdom. Also called red hot cat's tail, the chenille plant's flowers are tiny and appear in a long, drooping cluster known as a spike inflorescence. Female inflorescences generally spicate, sometimes racemose or panicle-shaped. Male inflorescence is spicate.

CHENILLE PLANT...  acalypha hispida | Acalypha hispida

CHENILLE PLANT... acalypha hispida | Acalypha hispida

When visiting a garden center/plant nursery the first thing I do is grab a hold of one of these soft fuzzy plants. Love chenille plants. -AK

When visiting a garden center/plant nursery the first thing I do is grab a hold of one of these soft fuzzy plants. Love chenille plants. -AK

✯ Red Hot Cat's Tail (Acalypha hispida) Euphorbiaceae  (I think this may also be known as the "Chenille" plant.

✯ Red Hot Cat's Tail (Acalypha hispida) Euphorbiaceae (I think this may also be known as the "Chenille" plant.

This fuzzy chenille plant makes a stunning hanging plant in a bright and sunny spot. The sunshine brings out the deep hues of this fascinating plant.

This fuzzy chenille plant makes a stunning hanging plant in a bright and sunny spot. The sunshine brings out the deep hues of this fascinating plant.

Chenille Plant Info – Caring For Chenille Red Hot Cattails

Chenille Plant Info – Caring For Chenille Red Hot Cattails

If you're looking for an unusual plant for your garden, a novelty plant or for a new idea for a hanging basket to bring inside for the winter, try growing chenille plants. Learn more about growing them in this article.

Green Thumb Tip  Plants grown in hanging baskets tend to dry out fast. Because heat rises, the air is warmer and drier near the ceiling...and that affects your plants.  Check the soil often and don't allow it to dry out.  Flowering plants, especially, and ferns like constant moisture.

Green Thumb Tip Plants grown in hanging baskets tend to dry out fast. Because heat rises, the air is warmer and drier near the ceiling...and that affects your plants. Check the soil often and don't allow it to dry out. Flowering plants, especially, and ferns like constant moisture.

Growing Chenille Plants: How To Grow A Red Hot Cattail Plant - If you’re looking for an unusual plant for your garden, a novelty plant or a new idea for a hanging basket to bring inside for the winter, try growing chenille plants. Chenille plant info indicates that several versions of the plant, botanically of the Acalypha genus, are available.

Growing Chenille Plants: How To Grow A Red Hot Cattail Plant - If you’re looking for an unusual plant for your garden, a novelty plant or a new idea for a hanging basket to bring inside for the winter, try growing chenille plants. Chenille plant info indicates that several versions of the plant, botanically of the Acalypha genus, are available.

Imagining a greenhouse off the kitchen filled with Dr. Suess plants. Like this Chenille Plant -- think it would grow in a pot by my front window?

Imagining a greenhouse off the kitchen filled with Dr. Suess plants. Like this Chenille Plant -- think it would grow in a pot by my front window?

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