Celosia. Sol Gekko Green. C13

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The genus Celosia of the family Amaranthaceae, includes 50 species of annual plants native to warm regions of America, Asia and Africa. 

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The genus Celosia of the family Amaranthaceae, includes 50 species of annual plants native to warm regions of America, Asia and Africa. 

This plant is known by the common names of Celosia, Cresta de gallo, Penacho, Abanico, Terciopelo. The most common varieties are: Celosia argentea cristata and Celosia argentea plumosa.

They are herbaceous annual plants with erect stems that reach 120 cm in height. They have alternate, lanceolate, light green, reddish or violet leaves. The showy flowers can be yellow, orange, pink, red or white. They flower from late spring to early autumn.

It is used to form borders (dwarf and semi-dwarf varieties) and in pots for patios, terraces and balconies.

This plant prefers full sun exposure and adapts to all types of climates.

It does not tolerate chalky soils. The soil should be rich in organic matter and have good drainage for water.

It is advisable to water it frequently in summer, waiting until the soil is almost dry; excessive watering can cause chlorosis. They can also be attacked by aphids if they suffer from drought.

Propagate from seeds sown in spring. Transplant when the seedlings reach 10 cm in height.

17086

The genus Celosia of the family Amaranthaceae, includes 50 species of annual plants native to warm regions of America, Asia and Africa. 

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