Acalypha herzogiana (Dwarf Cat's Tail)

A low growing plant with a spreading growth habit. A fantastic ground cover which will gently spill out over garden edges or containers. Quite hardy once established. Will grown in areas where there is already a lot of roots from surrounding plants.

Pronunciation: ak-uh-LY-fuh


Synonyms (AKA): A. reptans, Stephie, Dwarf Chenille Plant


Typical height: 30 to 40cm
Climate: Prefers tropical or subtropical climates, or warm protected positions in temperate climate.
Light conditions: Best in dappled light
Growth habit: Spreading
Growing conditions: Moist, well drained soil
Flowers: Spring through to Autumn
Origin: South America


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Acalypha herzogiana (Dwarf Cat's Tail) - 125mm pot Acalypha herzogiana (Dwarf Cat's Tail) - 125mm pot


This plant will tend to looks best when grown in part shade conditions, but the Dwarf Cat's Tail will also grow in full sun, provided ground is kept moist.

If planting as a ground cover, recommended spacing is about 30cm  (centre to centre) which will enable the plant to spread out and give full coverage within a year.

This species is often referred to as Acalypha reptans 'Stephie', however the more correct classificiation is Acalypha herzogiana.



Acalypha herzogiana (Dwarf Cat's Tail) - 125mm pot

Barcode 101586987888
Shipping Weight 0.7500kg

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