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Common Name


Botanical Name

Celosia spicata


Modern varieties have been bred from species originating in the highlands of East Africa   

Season Availability

All year round


Annual plant belonging to the Amaranth family which includes edible plants such as spinach and beetroot. Compact branching plant with multiple heads of vibrant purple flowers.


Shades of purple and cerise  

Growing Conditions

Celosia is a sub-tropical plant that prefers temperatures above 20°C. This will continue to flower indoors for many weeks in a well-lit place near a window.  

Care Instructions

Keep moist but not wet by watering once or twice a week. Avoid wetting flowers and leaves or standing pot in water.