Celosias (Celiosa spp.), commonly called cockscomb, feathered amaranth, woolflower and red fox, are warm-weather flowering plants that thrive in hot, humid Mediterranean areas. They are commonly grown as annuals but can survive winters
||Celosia (Any Color) - Plant
||6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Celosia is for their brilliant rooster comb plumes. Celosia makes a very showy, unusual display in borders and as edging. While the brilliant reds are by far the most popular color, Celosia, or Cockscomb, also come in yellow, orange, crimson, rose, and purple flowers.
Celosia is wonderful for bouquets, fresh or dried.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 1 m
||mostly grown as an annual.
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
They are all easy to care for as long as their soil and sunlight requirements are met.Poorly draining planting sites can cause them to develop root rot. To test how quickly the soil drains, remove the top and bottom from a large coffee can, dig a 4-inch-deep hole in the soil, the same circumference as the can, and insert the can into the hole. Fill the can with water and check the water level after one hour. If the water level drops between 2 and 5 inches, the drainage is good. When the water level drops less than 2 inches, the drainage is poor. Perlite can be added along with soil amendments to improve the soil s drainage or you can plant celiosa in containers or raised beds.Celosia can be planted in the garden in the spring when temperatures will remain above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. They will be damaged if the temperature drops lower than that.
The plant perform best in big size containers (8inh or more) or plant them on ground
||The cockscomb flower requires full sun to do best. Celosia plants require a minimum of eight hours of direct sunlight.
|| Keep the celosia flower s potting soil moist, but not wet. Water them as often as necessary to keep the soil consistently moist.
||Celosia plants require soil that drains quickly. Poorly draining planting sites can cause them to develop root rot. Celosias will grow in nutrient-poor, sandy soil but thrive and bloom more profusely in soil that contains high levels of organic matter. Soil pH levels between 6 and 6.5 are best.this flower can be grown as a perennial plant in container gardens. In other zones, the celosia flower is usually grown as an annual flower. Celosia species do not tolerate cold.
||Celosia plants require a minimum of eight hours of direct sunlight and soil that drains quickly.
|| Fertilize the celosia flower once a month. These flowers thrive with a rich potting soil, so you may want to include compost or a fertilizer with a high amount of nitrogen.
Celosia special feature
In south India, cockscombs are used extensively for the Onam "Pookkalam".
- Celosia plant is used for the ornamental purpose
- It is used as a treatment for intestinal worms (particularly tapeworm), blood diseases, mouth sores, eye problems
- The seeds treat chest complaints and the flowers treat diarrhea
- The leaves are used as dressings for boils and sores, and the boiled vegetables are said to be slightly diuretic