How To Grow Amaranthus Red Seeds?

The amaranthus red seeds grow with minimal care and full sunlight. It is a popular annual grown plant. The species is called the cosmopolitan genus due to wide usage in almost every field and economical purpose too. 

Amaranthus is a beautiful plant that is like a jewel of an heirloom. A sturdy and showy plant that is resplendent with cascading brilliant red seed heads that dangle like rubies in a necklace.

So, grow this beautiful red plant in your garden, by following the simple steps.

How To Sow Amaranthus Red Seeds?

  1. Take a Seedling Tray and fill it with Cocopeat.
  2. Make ½ inch deep hole and put 3 seeds in each hole.
  3. Fill the hole with Cocopeat and spray with water.
  4. Seeds will germinate within 4-10 days.
  5. The time to flower is 5 weeks.
  6. The best season to grow amaranthus is early fall.

How Much Water Does Amaranthus Red Seeds Need?

  1. Water them every day.
  2. Don’t overflow with water.
  3. Make a drainage system, so the excess water can flow.
  4. If growing in a pot, make sure to make a drainage hole.

Does Amaranthus Red Seeds Need Full Sunlight?

  1. Amaranthus grow best in full sunlight.
  2. But provide shade in the afternoon.
  3. Or, protect the plant from excess heat.
  4. Aim to give at least 6-7 hours of sunlight to your plant.
  5. The suitable temperature to grow amaranthus is 25-29° C.

What Type Of Soil Is Best Suited For Amaranthus?

  1. Well-drained and loamy soil is best for amaranthus.
  2. Avoid clay soil.
  3. The soil with a slightly acidic nature is best for amaranthus.

Which Fertilizer Is Best For Amaranthus?

  1. VermiCompost for nutrients every week.
  2. Seaweed once a month for greener leaves.
  3. Epsom salt for better blooming once a month.

Also, 

  1. If growing in a pot, take a Medium Size Pot and add a Potting Mix.
  2. If planting in the soil add Neem Cake Powder, VermiCompost, and Seaweed.

Varieties Of Amaranthus

There are many varieties of amaranthus but the most popular ones are:

  1. Love lies bleeding
  2. Amaranthus tricolor
  3. Red amaranthus
  4. Amaranthus viridis

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