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Chenille plant

The chenille plant, (Acalypha hispida), belongs to the family of Euphorbiaceae and is from the subfamily of Acalyphinae and the genus Acalypha. This plant is also known as the Philippines Medusa, red hot cat's tail and fox tail in English, pokok ekor kucing in Malay, Rabo de Gato in Portuguese and Tai tượng đuôi chồn in Vietnamese. Acalypha hispida is cultivated as a house plant because of its attractiveness and brilliantly colored, furry flowers.

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