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Raindrops Caught in the Chenielle Plant


Raindrops Caught in the Chenielle Plant (Acalypha hispida)

I love these interesting flowers and had to add. Still thrilling each day. I'l have to look up what it really is....lol.



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Strange but lovely. I've never seen anything like it.

7 Jun, 2010

 

TY Poenyrose. I looked it up and it is Acalypha hispida, more commonly a houseplant since it is not at all hardy. These furry red flowers can get very long but the plants stays relatively tidy. I'm glad to be trying it out. Its a lovely color.

8 Jun, 2010

 

Nice plant: I'm going to see if we grow it at Kew.

8 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks Robert. I hope you do, it much more impressive looking and touching it. Might bring this one in for the winter. Or get another....lol.

8 Jun, 2010

 

I'd call that a keeper Greenthumb!
Excellent.

8 Jun, 2010

 

Beautiful is this one called cats tails common name.

8 Jun, 2010

 

TY. I do wonder how long these will get? The native photos posted of it have really long fluffs (lacking a better name....lol). If its a good houseplant with my light added of course, then it will really be exciting.

I could be called cat's tail somewhere I suppose 6p, though I am familiar with that name for a tall pond grass with a long brown fluffy flower.

9 Jun, 2010

 

I had one last year the common name is cats tails. they are lovely if you keep it well it will last, mine lasted way after it should nt off it s only cause I was unwell it did nt get watered and it died, likes the light too.

9 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks. I do hope it does me as well.

9 Jun, 2010

 

Well captured GT adds extra sparkle!

10 Jun, 2010

 

TY Pansyp. They got a bit drowned looking for a while, but have recovered well. :-)

11 Jun, 2010

 

GT:

Is it a variety of Acalypha pendula? I have many Acalypha wilkesiana varieties in my garden...however, never have purchased this one. I see this vine available all the time for sale at Home Depot.

15 Jun, 2010

 

Looks like pendula is more appropriate.

15 Jun, 2010

 

GT:

Thanks! : > )

Acalypha species are one my favorite tropical shrubs. Acalypha hispida - Chenille shrub is very beautiful and can grow to more than 15 feet/ 4.5 meters tall.

15 Jun, 2010



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