Acalypha hispida Burm. f. is native of the West Indies. Planted as an ornamental plant in the yard or garden. Grow erect, 1-3 m high. Round rods, the surface rough, brown. Single leaf, long-stemmed. Leaf is oval shaped, pointed tip, base obtuse, 12-20 cm long, 6-16 cm wide, light green. Flowers 1 to 1.5 cm in diameter, 20-50 cm long, red. The fruit is round, small, hairy, dark green. Seed is round, small, white.
Leaves contain acalyphin, flavonoids, saponins, and tannins. Flowers contain saponins and tannins.
Acalypha hispida Burm. f. sweet, its cool. This flower is believed to stop bleeding (hemostatis) and laxative urine (diuretic). Hemostatis nutritious roots and leaves.