Cockscomb flower grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Celosia and also known as Celosia cristata, Cockscomb flower annual plant and used for edible leaves and flowers but mostly used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2+.
Leaves and the flower are edible, the leaves are oval can be green, red or purple or something together.
Flowers are small grow in groups on inflorescence stalk in a shape of comb or brain, flower color can be: red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, white.
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How to grow Cockscomb flower growing and 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? No
Difficulties or problems when growing: in hot days can be burn from sun
Planting season: Spring
Pests and diseases: Nematode
Pruning season: All season
How to prune: Old flowers
Size of the plant: 10-90 cm, 4-36 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / almost full sun
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower Small flowers that grow in groups on inflorescence stalk in a shape of comb or brain, flower color can be: red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, white.
Pollination is done by: Bees and the plant attract pollinators
Uses of Cockscomb flowers: Eaten raw, salad, stir fry, cooked
Leaves harvesting season: Spring / Summer / Autumn
How to harvest the leaves? Cut the stems or just leaves from the base
Information about leaves: Oval leaves in the colors: green, red or purple