Acalypha cat tail
, Scientific name: Acalypha Hispaniola , is a non-hardy evergreen perennials of the Euphorbiaceae Acalypha native native to West Indies.
Because a spike resembles the tail of the cat, it is called the cat tail. With a low plant of the height of a plant,it it attaches a red soft spike in late fall from spring. The leaf is green and soft, and there is jaggedness in the leaf edge. The use is potted plant and flower bed, hanging basket. In the same genus there is Acalypha Hispida. Hispaniola is a feeling to be for a grass version of Hispida. It makes a very similar flower bloom, however Hispida has longer spike then Hispida. It is used for the potted plants ,flower beds, hanging baskets.
Common name: aAcalypha cat tail
scientific name:Acalypha hispaniola
also known as: cat tail , acalypha ,summer love, acalypha reptans
origin: West Indies Height: 20-30 cm flowering period: April to November , flower color: red, dark pink, and Spike length: 5-6 cm