Acalypha – Chenille Firetail

Garden Height
3 - 5
Spacing
15 - 18
Spread
15 - 18
Habit
Trailing
Container Role
Spiller
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
Red
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Selections

Adapatable as House Plant

Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

easy care

Uses Notes

Use in containers, window boxes and hanging baskets

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container

pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring through Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6
6" and Gallon Pot : 7-8
7-9" Pot : 8-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 12-14

Pinching and Growth Regulators

For pots 6" or smaller, pinch at transplant only. For pots larger than 6" add an additional trim at pot edge to shape. No growth regulators required.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Watch for spider mites.