|Latin name:||Acalypha hispida ‘Madame Pompadour’|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - October|
Red Cats Tail 'Madame Pompadour' grows well in hanging baskets, flower pots and planters. Choose a pot with holes in the base. Line a porous pot with plastic or use a pot liner. This prevents evaporation of the water which will allow the soil to dry out less quickly. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydrograins. Put potting compost in the pot and plant the Red Cats Tail 'Madame Pompadour' at the correct depth. Fill the pot with compost and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Place the pot in a warm, sheltered area, sheltered from the wind, plus protection for the plant from direct sunlight.
Red Cats Tail 'Madame Pompadour' combines perfectly with other patio plants
Red Cats Tail 'Madame Pompadour' experiences a spectacular bloom which makes it quite striking on its own. Its flowers may grow up to 10-12 cm long and are great in a large pot or hanging basket. You can also easily combine this rich bloomer in a larger pot or hanging basket with other species including red Begonias and Cuphea Llavea 'Tiny Mice'.
Water your Red Cats Tail 'Madame Pompadour' regularly to prevent the soil from drying out. Deadhead regularly and this will encourage a second flowering. For an extra rich flowering of these pot plants, it is recommended on a weekly basis during the summer adding plant food when watering.
Red Cats Tail 'Madame Pompadour' must be protected during the winter
The Red Cats Tail 'Madame Pompadour' is an evergreen shrub. Its flowers appear almost all year round. Red Cats Tail 'Madame Pompadour' is not hardy but can be stored during the winter. Before the first frost, place the pot in a cool, bright room (7-10˚ C). Avoid the soil from drying out by giving it small amounts of water. You can even keep Red Cats Tail 'Madame Pompadour' as a houseplant. The flowers will continue to bloom, even in the winter. Water it regularly. Give it more water as the weather gets warmer with the approach of spring. Soon, your Red Cats Tail 'Madame Pompadour' will be ready to be back outside to adorn your patio. Beware of night frosts.
The Red Cats Tail 'Madame Pompadour' is named after the famous and influential mistress of French King Louis XV. The inflorescence consists solely of individual female flowers. The Red Cats Tail 'Madame Pompadour' is native to Australia and its surrounding islands. It can become quite a bushy plant.