Gomphrena globosa growing herbaceous of the genus Gomphrena also known as Globe amaranth, Gomphrena globosa 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 elliptic to ovate shape.
Gomphrena globosa flower
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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Requirements for Gomphrena globosa growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
End of the winter to Spring
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
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:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers:
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:
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
Uses of Gomphrena globosa leaves: