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Care of the plant Gomphrena globosa or Globe amaranth.

Care of the plant Gomphrena globosa or Globe amaranth

The genus Gomphrena, family Amaranthaceae, comprises 130 species of flowering plants native to Central and South America, Australia, and Southeast Asia. Some species are: Gomphrena globosa, Gomphrena haageana, Gomphrena perennis.

Common name: Globe amaranth. This species is native to Central America.

They are annual plants that reach 50 cm in height. They have pubescent lanceolate leaves. They bloom in summer. They produce tiny flowers gathered in terminal heads and covered with white, yellow, pink or purple bracts.

The Gomphrena globosa needs a sunny exposure and annual average temperatures of 15-25 ºC.

They are used to form mixed borders, for pots on balconies and terraces and for dry flower. They are not recommended for coastal gardens.

The soil should be of medium texture, well drained, and contain manure or compost. If it's grown in a pot the soil can be a mixture of 1 part sand, 2 parts peat and 3 parts of heather soil. Transplant in late winter.

Water moderately throughout the year waiting for the substrate to dry.

Fertilize every 15 days with mineral fertilizer during the flowering season.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They propagate by seeds sown in the seedbed in autumn.

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Gomphrena globosa
Gomphrena globosa
Gomphrena globosa
Gomphrena globosa
 

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