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Acalypha hispida


Order: Euphorbiales
   Family: Euphorbiaceae
            Genus: Acalypha
                        Specie: Acalypha hispida

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 12 ft (3.5 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil

Features: Long tassels of blood red flowers

Uses: Tropical gardens Screen Shrub borders Hanging baskets

Zones: 10-12

Description: Famed for its long tassels of blood red flowers, this species has been cultivated for so long that its natural origin is unclear, although it is most likely a native of tropical East Asia. Its leaves are bright green and up to 6?in (15?cm) long with tooth

Growth Habit: Bushy multi-stemmed habit

Comments: Not frost tolerant

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