How to grow Celosia plumosa

Celosia plumosa grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Celosia and also known as Silver cock’s comb or Celosia argentea var. plumosa, Celosia plumosa annual plant and used for edible leaves and flowers but mostly used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 2+.

Leaves edible, color can be: green, red, purple or more than one color and in oval shape.

Celosia spicata flower

Flower color pink, purple, yellow, red, orange or magenta, flowers are small grow in groups on inflorescence stalk in a shape of cone or pyramid,

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How to grow growing Celosia plumosa care:

Moist, well drain soil

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties/Problems with growing:
in hot days can be burn from sun

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Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Old flowers

Size of the plant:
10-50 cm, 4-20 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 / almost full sun

Is it possible to grow indoor?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

When does flowers bloom?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Small flowers that grow in groups on inflorescence stalk in a shape of cone or pyramid, flower color can be: pink, purple, yellow, red, orange or magenta.

Pollination is done by:
Bees attract pollinators

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 leaves in the colors: green, red or purple

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

Scientific name:

Celosia argentea var. plumosa

How to grow Celosia plumosa

Celosia plumosa

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