Acalypha monostachya Cav.
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)
Synonym(s): Acalypha hederacea
USDA Symbol: ACMO
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Size Notes: 18 inches high to 3 feet wide.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Sep , Oct , Nov
Native Distribution: South to central Texas west into the Big Bend of the Trans-Pecos of Texas; northern Mexico.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Well draining soil.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Used as groundcover for xeric landscapes or in a dry rockgarden.
Interesting Foliage: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Maintenance: Cut back in winter.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Acalypha monostachya in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acalypha monostachya in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-08-06