Acalypha 'Mini Red'

Cat's Tail, Firetail, Chenille Plant

Tender Shrub

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Turn heads with this unusual patio plant

Long, pendulous blooms througout the year

Ideal for summer patios or as a feature plant in the conservatory

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 With flowerheads that look like deep pink pipe cleaners, Acalypha 'Mini Red' is a plant that will get plenty of attention from visitors to your garden. Perfect for a contemporary or exotic themed planting scheme, it can be planted in a hanging basket, or planter, in a full sun position. Firetail has a rounded, compact habit with weeping branches, and flowers profusely throughout the summer.

Acalypha 'Mini Red' is tender, requiring a minimum temperature of 10C (50F). It is best grown in a container that can be moved indoors for the winter months. Alternatively grow it in a warm conservatory or heated greenhouse. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Tender Shrub

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sun or semi shade

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5 acalypha jumbo plug plants (KA8989)
10 acalypha jumbo plug plants (KA8990)

Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season. Before the first frosts, return Acalypha plants to a bright warm greenhouse or conservatory for the winter months and water sparingly until spring. Prune stems back by one third in spring.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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