Amaranthus gangeticus growing herbaceous of the genus Amaranthus and also known as Elephant head amaranth, Amaranthus gangeticus shot perennial evergreen or in cold weather an annual plant, it’s edible plant and mostly used as ornamental plant, grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 2+.
Leaves edible in oval shape, the leaves color can be: green, purple or something in between.
Amaranthus gangeticus flower
Flowers small purple or red and grow on inflorescence stalk, the seeds are also edible.
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Requirements for Amaranthus gangeticus 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, can be weed
Spring to summer
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
0.8-1.5 m, 32-60 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Irrigation water management requirement:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
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 or red 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
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