Acalypha reptans - Chenille Plant - 2L / 17cm / Medium

$29.99

Endorsed by Elmo, these fuzzy florals are a quirky addition to any collection.

Ideal for Beginner plant keepers or beyond.

Light Requirements: Bright indirect light ideal and essential to assist flowering in mid-summer.

Moisture & Soil Requirements: Prefers evenly moist soil with good drainage in warm seasons - never soggy soil. Can be dramatic when thirsty but will quickly rebound.

Growth & Nutrients: Clumping growth, up to 30cm. Suits apartments or homes of any size. Flowers in mid summer with small fuzzy red finger-like blooms. Feed with a general-purpose fertiliser for containers from the start of spring each year to autumn when growth slows down.

Temperature, Humidity & Ambient requirements: Prefers warm, humid environments inside.

Toxicity: Toxic to pets and people. Don't chomp down on this ever.

Plant Size Guide

The plant in the photos is an example and an approximate guide only however we try to show an average sized example. Sizes, flowering state and colours change throughout the seasons and variation will occur. In summer & autumn, plants are often larger or the same size as than the example picture but around winter and spring, they can be a little smaller but still at a size similar to the example. We aim to update the pictures to reflect significant differences.

Plant Heights - because the plant's foliage must fit inside our Plant Cartons, the actual height of a plant's central trunk (meristem) will be shorter than the box it fits in.

Small Plants - 14cm wide nursery pot - 1 Litre volume - Plants fit in a 50cm tall box.

Medium Plants -  17cm wide pots either 2L hanging pot or 2.5L nursery pot - Plants fit in a 75cm tall box.

Large Plants - 25cm wide pot, 10L volume. Plants fit in a 100cm tall box.

XL Plants - Plants over 100cm tall in pot sizes specified, 25cm/10L or greater and are hand delivered within Auckland/Northland only.

Dispatch Times

Plant courier orders are processed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

North Island orders are targeted overnight delivery, South Island orders are sent on a 2-day target but these are not a guaranteed delivery timeframe.

Add 1 extra day after a public holiday as well as for rural addresses or remote towns.

Monday - We send orders placed on previous Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Tuesday - We send Weekend orders from previous Saturday & Sunday.

Wednesday - We send orders placed from Monday & Tuesday.

XL Plants are delivered only within urban Auckland & Whangarei and this service is for non-urgent orders. This excludes satellite destinations such as Beachlands, Pukekohe, Piha, Helensville etc and Whangarei Heads. We may deliver at any time Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday in Auckland and you need to have a sheltered accessible position for us to deliver to.

Plants in Transit

Each Small, Medium & Large plant is individually contained within its own protective cardboard Plant Carton which may be joined to other cartons in your order.

Plants typically take just a day or two to arrive, however they are usually fine in their cartons for 1-2 weeks, and many can go longer, so a few extra days are not usually cause for concern.

Whether it takes 1 or 7 days, let your plant recover from its journey by placing in gentle light and adding a little water and it will be back to its best within a couple of days. Let us know if there are any major issues via the contact page.

Customer Reviews

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Jane C.
Absolutely triffic

Not only did I get to replace my (sadly suddenly demised) chenille plant with two beautiful, healthy, flowering specimens inside a week - admittedly the rapidity was prob. more luck than anything given Covid hold-ups - but when I emailed to express my delight with the service, I got a personal message back with some good advice and encouragement.

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Jan W.
Chenille Plant - Acalypha reptans

Lovely plant, arrived in excellent condition in the usual amazing packaging. Fantastic, thank you!

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Lisa
Chenille plant

This plant was a present for my sons birthday, was carefully sent in a protective box, the plant itself when opened was so beautiful thankyou so much we will be purchasing more of your stunning plants in the future

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Lyndsay J.
Delighted

My experience from Planthouse could not have been better. Immediate coms, fast shipping in the most robust and protected packaging, healthy plants which are thriving. And to top off the experience I received the most personal and comprehensive care instructions when I reached out to the Planthouse team for them. Thanks I’ll definitely buy from you again!

M
Marion G.
Six new flowers forming.

The plant came with four pinky red flowers which are developing and there are at least six new flowers forming. It's lovely to have some colour on an indoor plant and showing growth.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
86%
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Jane C.
Absolutely triffic

Not only did I get to replace my (sadly suddenly demised) chenille plant with two beautiful, healthy, flowering specimens inside a week - admittedly the rapidity was prob. more luck than anything given Covid hold-ups - but when I emailed to express my delight with the service, I got a personal message back with some good advice and encouragement.

J
Jan W.
Chenille Plant - Acalypha reptans

Lovely plant, arrived in excellent condition in the usual amazing packaging. Fantastic, thank you!

L
Lisa
Chenille plant

This plant was a present for my sons birthday, was carefully sent in a protective box, the plant itself when opened was so beautiful thankyou so much we will be purchasing more of your stunning plants in the future

L
Lyndsay J.
Delighted

My experience from Planthouse could not have been better. Immediate coms, fast shipping in the most robust and protected packaging, healthy plants which are thriving. And to top off the experience I received the most personal and comprehensive care instructions when I reached out to the Planthouse team for them. Thanks I’ll definitely buy from you again!

M
Marion G.
Six new flowers forming.

The plant came with four pinky red flowers which are developing and there are at least six new flowers forming. It's lovely to have some colour on an indoor plant and showing growth.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
86%
(6)
14%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
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J
Jane C.
Absolutely triffic

Not only did I get to replace my (sadly suddenly demised) chenille plant with two beautiful, healthy, flowering specimens inside a week - admittedly the rapidity was prob. more luck than anything given Covid hold-ups - but when I emailed to express my delight with the service, I got a personal message back with some good advice and encouragement.

J
Jan W.
Chenille Plant - Acalypha reptans

Lovely plant, arrived in excellent condition in the usual amazing packaging. Fantastic, thank you!

L
Lisa
Chenille plant

This plant was a present for my sons birthday, was carefully sent in a protective box, the plant itself when opened was so beautiful thankyou so much we will be purchasing more of your stunning plants in the future

L
Lyndsay J.
Delighted

My experience from Planthouse could not have been better. Immediate coms, fast shipping in the most robust and protected packaging, healthy plants which are thriving. And to top off the experience I received the most personal and comprehensive care instructions when I reached out to the Planthouse team for them. Thanks I’ll definitely buy from you again!

M
Marion G.
Six new flowers forming.

The plant came with four pinky red flowers which are developing and there are at least six new flowers forming. It's lovely to have some colour on an indoor plant and showing growth.

Shipped Safely

We designed and made custom Plant Cartons to ensure a snug fit and safe trip to your home.

Mon-Wed Dispatch Times

- Monday - We/Th/Fr orders
- Tuesday - Sa/Su orders
- Wednesday - Mo/Tu orders

NZ-Wide Courier Rates

$15 Shipping gets you up to 4 Small or Medium Plants sent to Auckland or 2 Small Plants or 1 Medium Plant NZ-Wide.

Visit Safe Shipping Page for the full shipping price list.