Chenille Plant /Acalypha hispida


 Philippines Medusa, red hot cat’s tail or fox tail


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  1. Love this! Want to stroke it!

  2. Lucid Gypsy says:

    It does look just like chenille but I had to check because it reminded me of a plant my gran used to grow called love lies bleeding 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have grown that too, it does look very similar.

  3. Sammy D. says:

    Holy cow – you just keep coming up with more ‘wow’s’. We have a similar burgundy tendril; I don’t know the name and it’s not quite as ‘chenille-y” as these. I will try to get a photo when it’s out later this year.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I had a similar one in the garden too. I think Gilly has identified it, maybe this is what you grow?

  4. Love the framing as well as the photo. It picks up on the chenilley look. It’s a spectacular photo.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s quite a spectacular plant!

  5. I love this plant but have never had much success growing it. They always last for a while and then suddenly keel over. I will just have to enjoy looking at yours.

    1. Heyjude says:

      If only it WAS mine! This one is in the Wintergardens glasshouse in Auckland. Not even close to me!

      1. It is gorgeous. You shouldn’t have told me and then I would keep on thinking what a wonderful gardener you are!

        1. Heyjude says:

          Nah, that would be cheating. I have a very small ‘garden’

  6. pommepal says:

    I have a ground cover plant, very invasive, that is shorter and plumper than this one, but same lovely texture. I call it Cat’s Tail, not sure of it’s real name, but think it is an acalypha too. Was this one a shrub?

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a shrub, mostly grown as a houseplant as it needs warmth.

      1. pommepal says:

        The groundcover one I grow also makes a good hanging basket plant.

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