Cockscomb flower growing 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.

Cockscomb flower

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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Requirements for 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 as houseplant?
No

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

Blooming information

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

Edible leaves

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

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

Scientific name:

Celosia cristata

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