How to grow Gomphrena

Gomphrena grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Gomphrena also known as Globe amaranth, Gomphrena perennial evergreen plant but most grow as annual plant, mostly used as ornamental plant but it’s also edible plant for the leaves and flowers, used as cut flower, it’s drought tolerant plant and attract pollinators, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2+.

Leaves color green the leaves in linear to elliptic shape

Flower color can be: purple, magenta, red, yellow, orange, pink or white, small flowers that grow in inflorescence in pompon shape

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How to grow Gomphrena growing and care:

Well-drained soil

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

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Planting season:
End of the winter to spring as perennial also in the summer

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Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
No need

Size of the plant:
20-60 cm, 8-24 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 as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers:

Blooming information

When does it bloom?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Pompon shape flowers color can be: purple, red, magenta, yellow, orange, pink or white, small flowers that grow in inflorescence

Uses of flowers:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish harvest the young leaves in the base of the stems

Information about leaves:
Green leaves in linear to elliptic shape

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