Acalypha pendula

Well suited for a hanging basket, dwarf chenille plant will cascade nicely over a wall if planted close to the edge on top of the wall. This plant makes a good ground cover provided people are kept off of it. Like ivy, it tolerates foot traffic poorly. The small stature and slow growth make it a nice addition to a rock garden or other small-scale landscape design. Dwarf chenille plant performs well in many types of well-drained soils. It grows and flowers best in full sun, with little care other than occasional irrigation needed to maintain the plant once it is established.

LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS: USDA hardiness zones: 9a through 11b

CARE INSTRUCTIONS WATER: Keep soil evenly moist. Do not let it dry out completely.

FERTILIZER: Feed every 2 weeks spring and summer with a high-phosphorus liquid fertilizer diluted by half.

FLOWERING: Red, year-round flowering.

SOIL: Any well drainable soil will do.

DISEASE: There are no diseases of major concern associated with dwarf chenille plants. Scales, mites and aphids may be troublesome pests in some landscapes, especially when plants are grown in partial shade.

  • Acalypha pendula

    Variety: Firetail . Please call or visit to see if currently in stock.
    SKU: #PSA-PL-069