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Red Cat's Tail
Scientific Name: Acalypha reptans Sw.
Synonym: Acalypha chamaedrifolia
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 21-25,27
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Does not take any frost, and is weakened or possibly killed by extended periods of low temperatures

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 60F (15C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to part shade

Origin: India

Growth Habits: Trailing shrubby perennial with woody base, 6 to 12 inches tall (15-30 cm), with small green leaves 0.4 to 2 inches long (1-5 cm)

Watering Needs: Abundant water, keep the soil moist

Propagation: Herbaceous stem cuttings, roots by itself where the stems touch the ground

Acalypha reptans looks like a miniature trailing version of Acalypha hispida.

Blooming Habits:
Rosy-pink chenille-looking flower clusters, 1.6 to 4 inches long (4-10 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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