The lattice plumosa is a beautiful, herbaceous plant with annual cycle (that is to say, that germinates, grows, blooms and bears fruit, then wither in a year) that is widely used to decorate gardens, patios and balconies for a few months.
To make it precious and be able to enjoy it, we invite you to read this article in which we’ll talk about their characteristics and the care that you need.
How is it?
Our protagonist is an annual herbaceous plant native to tropical America whose scientific name is Celosia argentea var. plumosa. Popularly known as the lattice plumosa or amaranth plumose. Reaches a height of between 20 to 80cm, depending on the variety.
Its leaves are simple, lanceolate, with the nerves well marked, and measured 3-5cm long. The flowers, which sprout in summer-autumn, are grouped in inflorescences erect, dense, and feathery red, pink, orange or yellow.
What care you need?
If you want to get a copy, we recommend you provide the following care:
- Location: outside, in full sun.
- Irrigation: frequent, especially in summer. Watering every 2 days during the summer and less the rest of the year.
- Earth: if it is potted, use a substrate of cultivation universal. In case you want to have it in the ground you should know that it grows well in all types of soils provided they have good drainage.
- Subscriber: during the flowering period are advised to pay with a liquid organic fertilizer, such as guano.
- Planting time: in spring.
- Multiplication: by seeds in the spring. Direct sowing in seedbed. Will germinate in 7-10 days.
- Hardiness: does not support the cold nor frost.
What uses does it have?
The lattice plumosa can be in pots, decorating the patio, the balcony or the terrace, or in the garden, as a ground massif for example.
What do you think of the lattice plumosa? Do you know?
The article What it is and how it takes care of the lattice plumosa? has been originally published in Gardening On.