A Red-Hot Addition to Your Indoor Garden

Say hello to the Acalypha hispida, a plant that's as unique as its name. Known by many names such as the Bristly copperleaf, Chenilleplant, and the Red-hot cat's tail, this plant is sure to add a splash of color and charm to your indoor garden.

Acalypha hispida

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Moderate Water Needs

Requires balanced watering. Not too wet, not too dry.

Highly Adaptable to Various Soils

Thrives in clay, silt loam, or sand, showing great adaptability.

Highly Adaptable Soil pH

Suitable for all pH environments, from acidic to alkaline.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects or skin irritation risks.

Safe for All Animals

No known safety risks to pets or livestock.


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About Acalypha hispida

The Acalypha hispida stands tall at 4 to 6 feet and spreads out to a width of 5 to 8 feet. Its leaves are a mystery, but its flowers are a sight to behold. Blooming in pre-winter, early season, hot weather period, and wintertime, these blush and maroon beauties are extended blooming, durable, and purely ornamental.

Also known as

Bristly copperleaf
Red-hot cat's tail

Our design recommendations

The Acalypha hispida is a perfect centerpiece for any indoor garden. Its extended blooming period and vibrant flowers make it a standout feature in any room. Plus, it's a woody plant, which adds a touch of rustic charm to your home. This plant is versatile and can be placed in a pot, hanging pots, or used as a room plant. It can also be a great addition to your deck, adding a pop of color and life to your outdoor space.