3.6 out of 5 (20 experiences)
Also known as
Silver Cock's Comb and celosia
How to care for Cockscomb
Cockscomb needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Cockscomb love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Cockscomb does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cockscomb after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Pros: amazing colours, vibrant, unusual, allegedly hardy, not prone to pests besides very specific ones.
Cons: mine all died or are currently dying of root rot. I had a 30cm diameter pot, watering as instructed. The only thing I can think that may have caused this, other than over watering, was the mix of potting soil and normal soil from the garden. Maybe some cross contamination there. Very sad to see them go.