How to grow Amaranthus caudatus

Amaranthus caudatus growing herbaceous of the genus Amaranthus also known as Love lies bleeding plant. Amaranthus caudatus annual plant and also used as ornamental plant, grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 2+.

Leaves are edible, the color is green.

Love lies bleeding flower

Flowers red or white inflorescence grow on stalk that weeping down, the seeds are also edible

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Requirements for Amaranthus caudatus growing and care:


What is the best way to start growing:
Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties/Problems with growing:

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, prodenia

Pruning season:
Summer / Autumn

How to prune:
Recommend to prune the flowers

Size of the plant?
0.4-1 m, 16-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Irrigation water management requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

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 Love lies bleeding flower:
Red or white small flowers, inflorescence stalk that weeping down

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

When to trim the leaves?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to trim Love lies bleeding leaves?
Cut the stems or just leaves from the base

Information about leaves:
Oval green leaves

Edible Uses of Name leaves:
Eaten raw, salad, stir fry, cooked

Scientific name:

Amaranthus caudatus

Blooming Seasons

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