Genus of about 450 species of annual or perennial plants and shrubs, native to tropical and subtropical areas.
Latin name: Acalypha hispida
They grow in full sun and part shade, in humus-rich, moist, but well-drained soils.
Plant in flowerpots.
Propagated by cuttings.
Evergreen shrub with green leaves that bears drooping clusters of fuchsia-coloured flowers in late winter and spring.