Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This Chenille Plant ( Acalypha hispida ) was given to me as a very small piece pulled out of the ground. I brought it home and planted it into a pot. The Chenille Plant ( Acalypha hispida ) did not look like it was going to make it for a long time. Finally my Chenille Plant is doing great. The Chenille Plant is also referred to as the Red-Hot Cattail because it's blooms resemble red cattails.The Red-Hot Cattail blooms constantly making it a great accent. The Chenille Plant is a very interesting ground cover that I can't wait to add to my little jungle. I am going to wait a little longer for my Chenille Plant to become a little more established before I transplant it into the ground. The Chenille Plant doesn't have any enemies in the bug world so no worries there. I will plant my Chenille Plant in partial shade for best results. As for dangers, all of the Chenille Plant is poisonous if ingested. Stay tuned for updates as the Chenille Plant will only look better. Here are some pictures of my Chenille Plant or Red-Hot Cattail ( Acalypha hispida ).