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Dwarf Chenille Plant Unusual Red Flowers Ground Cover


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4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Acalypha pendula or Dwarf Chenille Plant is a small growing version of the old Chenille Plant with many interesting a versatile uses. The tufted, finger size and shaped bright red flowers are showy, unusual and present from mid spring to late fall in the tropics.

Its small stature, prolific and showy bloom make it a great choice for ground cover in non traffic areas. It's spreading and cascading habit make it well suited for hanging baskets, urn shaped garden pots, rock gardens or raised beds or walls.

It is easy to grow and establishes quickly, but is not known to readily spread beyond the desired planting area.

Botanical Name Acalypha pendula
Common Name Dwarf Chenille Plant
Plant Family Euphorbiceae
Mature Size 10 to 15 inches
Bloom Color Red
Bloom Form Unusual finger shaped tuft
Bloom Time Perpetual warm season
Zone 9B, 10, 11
Fragrance No
Key Features Unusual flower, easy to grow
Suggested Uses Ground Cover, Baskets, Pots
Grower Notes Draping, cascading, spreading habit


Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  • Protect from frost and freeze.






  • Model: CHE-DWF-RD-4
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1lbs
  • 11 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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