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Pink Chenille Acalypha Hispida

Ceramic pot sold separately

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Pink Chenille Acalypha hispida, also known as the Red Hot Cat's Tail or Foxtail Plant, is a stunning tropical shrub prized for its unique pink, fuzzy flowers that resemble the tail of a cat. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, this plant adds a touch of exotic beauty to indoor and outdoor gardens alike. Proper care is essential to ensure its vibrant growth and health.

* You will receive ONE (1) 4" plant in nursery pot, unless stated otherwise. Refer to our FAQ for more information.

Pink Chenille Acalypha Hispida Plant Care


Pink Chenille Acalypha prefers consistently moist soil but doesn't tolerate waterlogging. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, typically every 1-2 weeks. Ensure proper drainage to prevent root rot.


Provide bright, indirect light for Pink Chenille Acalypha. It thrives in partial shade to full sun conditions. Indoors, place it near a south or west-facing window to ensure it receives adequate sunlight. Outdoors, protect it from harsh afternoon sun to prevent leaf burn.


Maintain temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) for optimal growth. Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 60°F (15°C) as it is sensitive to cold drafts and frost.

Soil Mix:

Use a well-draining potting mix rich in organic matter. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and coarse sand works well for Pink Chenille Acalypha. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.


Pink Chenille Acalypha thrives in high humidity environments. Increase humidity levels by misting the plant regularly, placing a humidity tray filled with water and pebbles beneath the pot, or using a room humidifier.


Feed Pink Chenille Acalypha with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength during the growing season (spring and summer). Apply fertilizer every 2-4 weeks to promote healthy growth and abundant blooms. Reduce fertilization during the dormant season (fall and winter).


Pink Chenille Acalypha is considered mildly toxic to pets and humans if ingested. Keep it out of reach of children and pets to prevent accidental ingestion. Contact with the plant's sap may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals, so handle with care and wear gloves if necessary.

Pink Chenille Acalypha is a striking tropical plant renowned for its unique pink, fuzzy flowers and vibrant foliage. By providing the right care, including proper watering, lighting, temperature, soil mix, humidity, and fertilizer, you can enjoy its beauty both indoors and outdoors. However, it's essential to be cautious of its mild toxicity and handle it with care. With attention to these factors, your Pink Chenille Acalypha will thrive and bring joy with its exotic charm.

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Pink Chenille Acalypha Hispida