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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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