chenile plant : LUSENET : About Hawaii : One Thread

Is the chenile plant a native of Hawaii? It's a green plant with long red blooms.

-- karyn williams (, May 19, 1999


Chenille Plant Acalypha hispida

Tropical shrub native to the East Indies; Blooms are long velvety tails of dark red up to eighteen inches which resemble chenille ( a velvety cord of silk or worsted, used in embroidery or fringe ) for which it is named. Staminate flowers ( fuzzy ), no petals; leaves are dark green, veined, rounded and pointed.

-- Roy Inouye (, May 20, 1999.

The red cat tail in our local botanic garden lists it as a native of malaysia.

-- ky (, June 25, 2001.

Does anybdy know where I can buy a housplant version of the chenile plant? I had one once, but my babysitter killed it.

-- Alice Erskine (, December 31, 2004.

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