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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Hispaniola cat's tail
Acalypha chamaedrifolia Acalypha hispaniolae pendula
Acalypha hispida 'Hispaniola'
Acalypha can be evergreen shrubs or trees, or annuals, with simple leaves and catkin-like racemes of tiny flowers, brightly coloured in some species
A. hispaniolae is a compact, somewhat trailing shrub with neat, ovate dark green leaves, and crimson flower spikes 5 - 7cm in length, from spring to autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass or indoors in a loam-less potting compost in full or filtered light. When in growth water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Water sparingly in winter, keeping barely moist. Can be grown outdoors in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or part shade but only in warmer climes
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early spring or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer. Bottom heat will be required
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 9
Pests May be attacked by glasshouse whitefly, glasshouse red spider mite, mealybugs and scale insects
Generally disease free
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