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Celosia (Any Color) - Plant

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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

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1Celosia (Any Color) - Plant
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Celosia

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Celosia
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 1 m
Flower Colour Any color
Bloom Time mostly grown as an annual.
Difficulty Level 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.

Celosia care

The plant perform best in big size containers (8inh or more) or plant them on ground

Sunlight The cockscomb flower requires full sun to do best. Celosia plants require a minimum of eight hours of direct sunlight.
Watering Keep the celosia flower s potting soil moist, but not wet. Water them as often as necessary to keep the soil consistently moist.
Soil 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.
Temperature Celosia plants require a minimum of eight hours of direct sunlight and soil that drains quickly.
Fertilizer 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 uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Celosia plant is used for the ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you plant Celosia in the shade?

No, Because Celosia requires more than 6 hrs of sunlight.

Can Celosia be planted outside?

Yes, you can plant celosia outside where it will get more than 6hrs a day.

Is Celosia an indoor plant?

No, Celosia is an outdoor plant because Celosia requires more than 6 hrs of sunlight.

Where to plant Celosia?

You can plant celosia outdoor where it will get more than 6 hrs a day.

Are Celosia plants perennials?

No,Celosia is annual plant.

Can you plant Celosia in the fall?

Celosia is highly sensitive to cold and should not be planted in the fall.

What is Celosia plant?

Celosia is a small genus of edible and ornamental plants belong to the Amaranthaceae family.celosia’s common name is wool flowers, cockscomb.

How long do Celosia plants bloom?

Celosia bloom for up to 10 weeks.

How to plant Celosia seeds?

Celosia seeds can plant in pot as well as in-ground.To plant celosia seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having a 7-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water (pH of 6.0–7.0). 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in the pot (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description on nursurylive.com.

Can you plant Celosia in the ground?

If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(spring).

How to grow Celosia plants?

You can grow Celosia through seeds. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Pot size 7 upper diameter inch with drainage hole. 2. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient-rich(pH of 6.0–7.0). 4. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(spring). Note- for more details on growing please check above description on nurserylive.com

How long does Celosia plant last?

Celosia blooms for up to 10 weeks, and it will live until the first frost when it can be cut and dried.

Do Celosia plants spread?

Yes, Celosia plant can spread.

When to plant Celosia seeds?

You can plant Celosia seed in spring season.

Can I plant Celosia in a pot?

Celosia should be potted up into pots of at least 7 inch upper diameter to begin with.

Why are my Celosia plants dying?

there are following few reasons to die celosia 1.Due to overwatering or less watering to plant. 2.plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of Nutrient. 4.Disease infestation.

Are Celosia indoor or outdoor plants?

Celosia is an outdoor plant.

How to plant Celosia in a pot?

To plant celosia consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water (pH of 6.0–7.0). 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description on nursurylive.com.

Are Celosia plants hardy?

Yes, celosia is a hardy plant.

How to prune Celosia plant?

Typically dont need to prune celosia, but some gardeners do like to remove old flowers as they fade to keep the plant more attractive.

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