This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Chenille plant, Chenile plant, red-hot cattail
- Alba , var. pendula
- Annuals, Poisonous Plants
Needs good air circulation; male and female flowers on seperate plants
- Shrub with alternate, simple leaves, toothed on the margin; small, bright red flowers in long, slender, drooping clusters
- Light shade
- Up to 20 inch spikes of small red flowers
- 15-18 in.
- 3 ft.
- Australia and New Guinea
- Poison Part:
- Milky sap from leaves and stems
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion, dermatitis
- Ingestion causes nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea; acute dermatitis after contact with milky sap
- Toxic Principle:
- Diterpene esters
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION SEVERE!
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape
NCCES plant id: 3