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Hedonisia Hawaii Botanical Plant Inventory

Chenille Plant

1) General Information:

a) Scientific Name and Nicknames: Acalypha hispida, also called the Monkey Tail, Red-Hot Cattail, and Chenille plant

Chenille Plant Hawaii

Chenille Plant Hawaii

b) Region of OriginNew Guinea and the Philippines

c) Type: Ornamental

 2) Plant Uses:

a) As Food: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

b) As Medicine: n/a

3) Growing Instructions

a) Growing: Like many fast growers, the chenille plant can get ahead of itself, and start to look straggly. Furthermore, faded brown tassels look unsightly. Cut the plant back to 12 inches, and you will be rewarded with double the flowers on a compact, multi-branched plant.

b) Best time to Harvest: n/a

c) Sunlight Requirements: Light Shade

d) Propagation From leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Location on property:  Garden J