How to grow Amaranthus cruentus

Amaranthus cruentus growing herbaceous of the genus Amaranthus and also known as Amaranth prince’s feather, Amaranthus cruentus annual plant also used as ornamental plant, grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 2+.

Leaves edible, color green, purple or something in between, in oval shape.

Flowers color can be: purple, red, yellow, orange or white, flowers small growth on inflorescence stalk.

Amaranthus cruentus seeds

Seeds edible in white color, the seeds small and round.

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Requirements for growing Amaranthus cruentus 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, can be weed

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Pests and diseases:
Apids, prodenia

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Size of the plant:
0.8-2 m, 32-80 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

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, red, yellow, orange or white flowers, flowers small growth on inflorescence stalk.

Thinning / Deadheading of Name 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 Name leaves:
Eaten raw, salad, stir fry, cooked

Scientific name:

Amaranthus cruentus

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