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Chinelle

Acalypha repens (Trailing Chenille)

 

Life: Perennial, but will Freeze

 

Size: 4-6″ high, 24″ wide

 

Light: Full Sun

 

Water: Moist, with Good Drainage

 

Soil: Rich, acidic to slightly alkaline

 

The Chenille Plant bears bright red fuzzy blooms intermittently throughout the year, so long as it does not freeze. It makes a beautiful potted plant, in baskets or along container edges, and can be used as an annual ground cover that will occassionally come back if the winter is particularly mild.