Plant Care Cockscomb
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Cockscomb

3.6 out of 5 (20 experiences)

Cockscomb has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Cockscomb has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Silver Cock's Comb and celosia

Taxonomy

Celosia argentea
Celosia
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Cockscomb

Water

How often to water your Cockscomb

Water needs for Cockscomb
0.5 cups
every 9

Cockscomb needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cockscomb

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Cockscomb in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cockscomb: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Cockscomb

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cockscomb: repot after 2X growth

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Cockscomb is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Cockscomb

Cockscomb

Cockscomb


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Cockscomb has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Cockscomb has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Cockscomb has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Cockscomb has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Cockscomb has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Cockscomb has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Cockscomb has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Christopher avatar
@Christopher
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 123 XP
globe Carrollton, Texas
09/23/2021

Gorgeous blooms that pollinators love

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Debmorg1 avatar
@Debmorg1
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 246 XP
09/16/2021

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.

Browns easily Browns easily
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Manuelmarsha avatar
@Manuelmarsha
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 337 XP
07/26/2021

Very hardy. It survived the Texas 2021 February freeze.

Survivor Survivor
Pixiechloexo avatar
@Pixiechloexo
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 59 XP
06/09/2021

It wilted with in a day of buying

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Sunflowerstacy avatar
@Sunflowerstacy
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 162 XP
globe Tucson, Arizona
05/18/2021

I do not like this plant. I thought it was kind of cool looking when I bought it, but once I put it on my patio I wasn’t impressed. The colors are vibrant, however, it’s just boring.

Willow_ross avatar
@Willow_ross
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 122 XP
05/03/2021

Cockscombs are very beautiful after they bloom. They can’t bloom in the winter sadly, and they don’t come back yearly.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Untilsaturn avatar
@Untilsaturn
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 543 XP
globe Independence, Missouri
04/27/2021

fun little flower, doesnt need too much sun!

Kitten avatar
@Kitten
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 279 XP
globe Miami, Florida
04/27/2021

always die on me :(

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