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.
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.
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.