Description For Celosia Cristata Seeds
How to grow Cockscomb- Celosia cristata from Seeds:Introduction and Uses: It is a very popular and easy to grow annual.
C. cristata produces large flower heads which are crested and look like cock’s plume. The common color of these large, compact, velvety flowerheads is bright maroon red, yellow, or crimson purple.
Cockscomb is useful as a bedding plant, borders and pots. It can be used as a cover plant in the shrubbery, especially a newly planted one.
The flowers are good for cutting and can be dried for table decorations as the dry flowerheads of cockscomb retain the colors for a long time.
The plant attracts lots of butterflies. Read about how to create butterfly garden.
Botanical Name: Celosia argentea var. cristata
Common Name: Cockscomb
Plant Origin: Tropical asia
Propagation Method: Direct seed sowing
Flowering/ Growing Season: Summer and Rainy season
Sunlight Requirement: Full sunlight (6-8 hours)
Plant Height: 25-50 cm in summer, more than 100 cm in monsoon.
Growing Method of Cockscomb- Celosia cristata Plant:
Planting Distance: 20-30 cm between two plants. Plant can be grown in 25 cm pot.
Watering: Plants require plenty of frequent watering.
Feeding: Celosia responds well to the application of liquid NPK manure.
Plant care: Rust and rot can be quite serious in Celosia. Affected plants remain stunted and do not flower properly. Spray fungicides like Uthane and Saaf to control infection.
Bloom time: Flowering takes place in about 3 months after seed sowing.
|Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant)||30 cm x 30 cm|
|Germination Time||Germination will take place in 3 - 5 days from sowing|
|Fertilizer||Chemicals: Suphala or Urea - 5 g Per Plant. Organic: Neemcake or Vermicompost - 10 g Per Plant.|
|Season of Sowing||April - August|
|Packing Weight||Under 10 g to 25 g|
|Packing Height||18 cm|
|Packing Width||10 cm|
|Packing Depth||1 cm|
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