How to grow Amaranthus tricolor

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:

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Apids, 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 the flower
Purple small flowers, inflorescence stalk

Thinning the bloom:
Possible to do that If you eat the leaves

Pollination is done by:

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: orange, yellow, red, purple, blue, pink

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

Scientific name: Amaranthus tricolor

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone