The Celosia Plant is a small genus of ornamental plants, that belongs to the Amaranthaceae family. The plant is popularly known as the ‘Cockscomb’, and is a favorite among gardeners for its ornamental value. The plant is native to tropical Africa. The flowering plant is very easy to grow and is easily able to tolerate heat and humidity. The plant looks elegant when placed in a vase or in pretty bouquets.
The Celosia flowering plant is found in many alluring shades such as bright pink, orange, yellow, red, and many more. It instantly adds a pop of color to your garden.
The blooms of the Celosia plant attract many pollinating insects such as butterflies, bees, and more. Pollination is very important to promote biodiversity.
The flowers are very easy to care for and thrive well in tropical and subtropical countries such as India. However, the plant requires thorough watering and occasional pruning sometimes to help in its healthy growth.
The Celosia plant is less prone to pest attacks.
The soil for the Celosia plant must be kept moist, especially during the growing season. Water plants consistently, but avoid water-logging.
The Celosia plant loves bright sunlight for at least 4-5 hours a day.
Celosia is an outdoor plant. It should be kept in an area receiving bright sunlight.
To Fertilize - Add nitrogen and phosphorus to the Celosia Plant to maintain good plant growth. You can also add dry banana peels as they are a rich source of nitrogen. You can also use Vermicompost every 2 weeks.
Celosia plants prefer acidic soil. Use cow dung as part of your soil mix as it will make the soil acidic. The ideal soil mix for this plant should be, Garden Soil (35%) + Cocopeat (30%) + Vermicompost (30%) + Neem Khali (5%)
Keep pruning the Celosia plant to encourage branch growth and give it more spread. Also, deadheading will lead to more blooms.
Celosia has no serious pest issues but, it is susceptible to root rot, and the yellowing of foliage due to overwatering.
The colorful flowers of the Celosia plant bloom during springtime and summertime.
The Celosia plant grows best in tropical and subtropical countries such as India.
By a general rule of thumb, the time before spring is the best time to sow seeds.
The Celosia plant is an outdoor plant and thrives in bright sunlight with moderate humidity levels.
The Celosia plant grows fast and blooms 90-100 days after being sown from seed.