General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 inches to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Velvety textured
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: Sap may cause contact dermatitis as well as eye irritation. Minor toxicity if ingested.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Chenille Plant
  • Strawberry Firetails
  • Dwarf Chenille Plant
  • Trailing Chenille Plant
  • Red Hot Cat's Tail

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SuperHappyCamper On October 8, 2021 Obtained plant
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