Acalypha cat tail

Acalypha hispaniolae

  • Acalypha cat tail
  • Acalypha cat tail
  • Acalypha cat tail
  • Acalypha cat tail
  • Acalypha cat tail
  • Acalypha cat tail
  • Flower name
    Acalypha cat tail
  • Scientific name
    Acalypha hispaniolae
  • Aliasアカリファ・キャットテール, Cat tail, キャット・テール, アカリファ・レプタンス, Acalypha reptans, summer love, アカリファ・ヒスパニオラエ
  • Place of originWest Indies
  • Place of floweringGreenhouse
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, July, August, September, October, November
  • Language of flowersEmbarrassed

What is Acalypha cat tail

Acalypha cat tail (Scientific name: Acalypha reptans) is native to the West Indies and is non-cold-resistant evergreen perennial of the family Euphorbiaceae. The leaves are green and soft and there are serrated teeth on the leaf edge. It is a low plant , and it makes the red soft flower bloom upward from spring to late autumn. There are no petals in the flowers, and many stamens gather to form a spiked inflorescence. It is also called the name of academic reptans (scientific name: Acalypha reptans). Uses are potted plants, flower beds, hanging baskets. The Japanese name is based on the fact that flower resembles the tail of a cat.
In the same genus, there is "Chenille plant" (scientific Name: Acalypha hspida) which makes flowers similar to this "flower bloom". Chenille plant(A. hispida) is a wooden plants, with a string-like flower hanging down. Inflorescence of Chenille plant (A. Hispida) is longer than Acalypha cat tail . Acalypha cat tail (A. reptans) is a flower version of Chenille plant(A. hispida).

Common name: Acalypha cat tail, Scientific name: Acalypha reptans, aka: Cat tail, Acalypha hispaniolae, Acalypha, summer love, Origin: West Indies, plant height: 20 to 30 cm, leaf shape: ovoid, leaf margin: saw tooth, leaf color: leaf Petal: none, stamen: 8, ovary: 3 rooms, flower color: red · dense peach, Hanaso length: 5 to 6 cm, fruit type: fruit, seed shape: Spherical shape.


  • Eye
    Malpighiales
  • Family
    Euphorbiaceae
  • Genus
    Acalypha
  • Species
    A. reptans
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeNon-hardy evergreen perennials
  • Flower colorsRed
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 6.0 cm

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