A. reptans is a tender, trailing, evergreen shrub, often grown as an annual bedding plant, with oval to rounded, pointed, toothed, mid-green leaves and fluffy, catkin-like racemes of red or pink flowers from spring to autumn.Acalypha reptans is sometimes sold under the cultivar name 'Summer Love'. It reaches about 30cm and each plant spreads about the same distance. An enchanting plant which flowers with a profusion of red tassels over many months of the year. It requires very bright light to be continuously grown indoors. Ideal for pots and containers. 1-2 hours early morning late afternoon sun will stimulate more flowering. Water regularly. Remove spent flowers. Tip prune to maintain its shape.