Amaranth plant growing herbaceous of the genus Amaranthus and also known as Amaranth, Amaranth plant shot perennial evergreen but grow in cold weather mostly as annual plant, it’s edible plant and mostly used as ornamental plant, grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate, tropic or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 2+.
Leaves edible in oval shape, the leaves color can be: green, yellow, red, purple or something in between.
Amaranth plant flower
Flowers color purple, yellow, white, red, green or orange and grow on inflorescence stalk, the seeds are also edible.
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Requirements for Amaranth plant growing and care:
Cover soil (mulch)
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Late winter / Spring / Early summer
Pests and diseases:
All growing season
How to prune:
Just for design
Size of the plant:
0.1-2.5 m, 4-100 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Irrigation water management requirement:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half shade
Is it possible to grow indoor?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does flowers bloom?
Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower
Purple, green, yellow, small flowers, inflorescence stalk
Thinning / Deadheading of Blossom:
Not recommend cause the seeds are also edible
Pollination is done by:
When to trim the leaves?
Spring / Summer / Autumn
How to trim the leaves?
Cut the stems or just leaves from the base
Information about leaves:
Oval, the leaves color can be: green or purple
Uses of leaves:
Eaten raw, salad, stir fry, cooked