Amaranthus tricolor growing herbaceous of the genus Amaranthus also known as Amaranth tricolor, Amaranthus tricolor annual plant, edible plant but mostly used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 2+
Leaves are edible, color of the leaves can be: orange, yellow, red, purple, blue, pink.
Flower color purple inflorescence grow on stalk, the seeds also edible
Amaranthus tricolor seeds
Seeds edible in white color, the seeds small and round.
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Requirements for growing Amaranthus tricolor care:
What is the best way to start growing:
Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Pests and diseases:
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:
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 small flowers, inflorescence stalk
Thinning the bloom:
Possible to do that If you eat the leaves
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: orange, yellow, red, purple, blue, pink
Uses of leaves:
Eaten raw, salad, stir fry, cooked
Scientific name: Amaranthus tricolor