Description For Celosia Plumosa Seeds
How to grow Celosia Plumosa from Seeds:Introduction and Uses: It is a beautiful and easy to grow annual. C. plumosa forms narrow conical flower heads. It has bright yellow, orange, pink and maroon-red colored flowers.
Cockscomb is useful as a bedding plant or for borders and pots. It can be used as a cover plant in the shrubbery, especially a newly planted one.
The flowers are suitable for cutting and can be dried for table decorations as the dry flower heads of cockscomb retain the colors for a long time. The plant attracts butterflies. Read about how to create butterfly garden.
Botanical Name: Celosia argentea var. plumosa
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: 50-100 cm in summer, more than 100 cm in monsoon.
Growing Method of Celosia Plumosa Plant:
Planting Distance: 40-60 cm between two plants. The plant can be grown in a 25 cm pot.
Watering: Plants require plenty of watering.
Feeding: Celosia responds well to the application of liquid NPK manure.
Plant care: Rust and rot can be quite severe 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 2.5 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||June - July, Jan-Feb|
|Product Weight||Under 10 g to 25 g|
|Product Height||15 cm|
|Product Width||10 cm|
|Product Depth||1 cm|