General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet (1.2-1.8m)
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet (1.8-2.4m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: Over 12"
Flower Time: Year Round
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Dioecious
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Image
Common names
  • Chenille Plant
  • Red Hot Cat's Tail
  • Red-Hot Cattail
  • Fox Tail
  • Philippines Medusa

Photo Gallery
Location: Enterprise, AL  Z8b
Date: 2015-04-21
Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens
Date: 2019-04-28
Location: Botanical Garden of Berlin
Date: 2022-06-08
Location: Kew Gardens, London, UK.
Date: 2022-08-31
Location: Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington WV
Date: 2017-09-16

Date: 2014-01-28
Location: Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, Baltimore, Maryland
Location: Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, Baltimore, Maryland
Date: 2017-02-01
Location: Lindon, Utah
Date: 2011-10-20
At a nursery

Date: 2013-09-12
Location: Moody Gardens - Galvaston, Texas
Date: 2010-06-27
Location: Lindon, Utah
Date: 2011-10-20
At a nursery
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2013-02-25
Tree size plant

Date: 2013-09-12

Date: 2013-09-12

Date: 2013-09-12
Location: AgriLife North Farm, Overton, TX
Date: 2014-06-26

Date: 2014-01-28

Date: 2014-01-28
Location: Davenport. Iowa
Date: 2011-07-02
Location: AgriLife North Farm, Overton, TX
Date: 2014-06-26
  • Uploaded by jon
Location: Moody Gardens - Galvaston, Texas
Date: 6-27-10
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Date: August
credit: Magnus Manske
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Date: August
credit: Magnus Manske
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Date: August
credit: Magnus Manske

Date: 2013-09-12
This plant is tagged in:
Image Image

Comments:
  • Posted by mjsponies (Central Florida) on Dec 16, 2017 7:45 AM concerning plant:
    This plant really doesn't like cold. Early December 2017 temperatures in Central Florida dipped to 35º early morning for a couple mornings. No real frost and this plant is protected near a fence a tree canopy. Was the only plant so show any ill effects from the cold. Time to dig up and overwinter in the greenhouse I guess.
Plant Events from our members
skylark On January 28, 2023 Maintenance performed
1 small pot left, other dried up/dormant?/dead?
skylark On February 1, 2022 Transplanted
split into 3 pots
skylark On September 15, 2021 Bloomed
all new cuttings already blooming
skylark On August 15, 2021 Cuttings took
made 3 3" pots from cuttings of the main plant (blooming well) in JC
skylark On August 15, 2021 Cuttings took
cuttings from original plant: 3 3" pots
skylark On December 15, 2017 Obtained plant
rooted 2 cuttings
» Post your own event for this plant

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by dormantsrule and is called "Spring"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.