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Plants of the amaranth family

The amaranth family comprises more than 2,400 species grouped into 160 genera. This family is made up of grasses or subshrubs with many climbing plants and trees and is widely extended in Africa and America. In this post, I will share with you 3 plants of the amaranth family .

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Immortelle (Gomphrena globosa)

The Gomphrena globosa , also known as Immortelle, is an annual herbaceous plant that grows up to 40 cm tall, belonging to the family of Amaranthaceae and native to Asia. Perfect for garden and balcony.

It has pubescent lanceolate leaves, 5 to 10 centimeters long; grouped in spherical inflorescences of violet color. Varieties with white, orange, pink flowers, etc., are grown and develop in summer.

Provide a substrate with 3-4 parts of river hangover, as well as direct sunlight during the morning; a humid atmosphere and a watering every 3-4.

On the other hand, use 200 or 300 grams of bone meal per square meter before planting, and propagate by sowing in spring. This plant is resistant to parasitic causes and sensitive to temperatures below 8 ° C.

Cockscomb (Celosia argentea variety cristata)

The Celosía argentea variety cristata, also known as Cockscomb , is an upright annual herbaceous plant, 40 to 70 cm tall, belonging to the Amaranthaceae family and native to India and tropical Asia. Perfect for garden, flower pot and balcony.

It has lanceolate ovate leaves, 8 to 15 cm long, and small yellowish, red or silver flowers, arranged in wide, wavy and flattened inflorescences, which appear in summer.

Provide a substrate with river surf and black earth in equal parts, as well as a luminosity in full sun; a dry atmosphere and abundant watering every two or three days.

On the other hand, it uses 200 or 300 grams of bone meal per square meter of bed prior to planting, and propagates by sowing in a protected seedbed from the end of winter. This plant is resistant to parasitic causes and sensitive to cold.

Alternanthera (Alternanthera bettzickiana)

The Alternanthera bettzickiana , also known as Alternanthera, is a herbaceous perennial plant upright from 15 to 20 cm high grown mainly for their foliage, belonging to the family of Amaranthaceae, originating in Brazil. Perfect for garden, flower pot and balcony.

It has spatulate leaves 5 to 7 cm long with red or yellow spots, and small, inconspicuous whitish flowers.

Provide a light, fertile and deep soil; substrate with river hangover, black earth and sand; a luminosity in full sun; a humid atmosphere and moderate watering every two or three days in the summer, weekly in the winter.

On the other hand, use two to three grams of compound fertilizer in the spring, and propagate by cutting in the spring. This plant is attacked by isocas; controlled with a permethrin-based insecticide; and sensitive to temperatures below 8 ° C.

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