This plant can grow 2 to 5 m in height and is dioecious.
The female plant weeps 20 to 50 cm of red cord-like inflorescence from the axil.
It has no petals due to degeneration.
The most well known plants within the genus Acalypha are Chenille Plant
(A. hispida) and Red Cat's Tail
(A. reptans) due to their inflorescence.
The Red Cat's Tail has shorter inflorescence. This plant is not arboreous but herbaceous, its stems creep,
and its florescence tends to stand up.
| Classification ||Euphorbiaceae Acalypha|
| Scientific name ||Acalypha hispida|
| Japanese name ||Benihimo-no-ki|
| English name ||Chenille Plant|
| Native locality ||India, the West Indies, Malaysia|
Ecological description ||Evergreen shrub|
| RDB ||---|
| Planting place ||Sun Gallery|