Mystery red cat tail vine

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Date Photo Taken: 07/18/2013
Location: Harlem, Ga
Posted By: LindaBarron42


This plant has a flower that looks like a red cat’s tail or bottle brush. Anyone know what it’s name is?


  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Is it Red Hot cat’s tail (Acalypha Hispida)? The header on your post says that yours is a vine? Acalypha Hispida is not a vine.'s%20Tail,%20Red%20Hot%20Cat's%20Tail,%20Chenille%20Plant%20(Acalypha%20Hispida)%202.jpg
    The dwarf variety is here

    July 18th, 2013 at 8:15 pm
  2. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    acalypha hispida, red chenille.
    Usually grown as an indoor plant, this ground cover survives a GA winter in a protected location.

    July 19th, 2013 at 9:09 am

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