Acalypha reptans (Dwarf Chenille)
Acalypha reptans (Dwarf Chenille) is a compact, somewhat trailing evergreen shrub noted for its unusual and eye-catching, crimson flower spikes, up to 3 in. long (7 cm). Free-flowering, the blossoms are produced sporadically throughout the year. They stand out against the foliage of dark green, ovate leaves. Wonderfully exotic, Dwarf Chenille thrives in hot, humid summer climates. Easy to grow, it is excellent in containers, hanging baskets, as a houseplant or seasonal annual.