How to grow Amaranth plant

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:
Aggressive, invasive

Planting season:
Late winter / Spring / Early summer

Pests and diseases:
Apids, prodenia

Pruning season:
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:
Fast growing

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:

Blooming information

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:
Bees, fly

Edible leaves

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

Scientific name:

Amaranth plant

Blooming Seasons

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Culinary Uses

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