Plant Care Mexican grain amaranth
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Mexican grain amaranth

Also known as

Blood amaranth, Huautli, Alegría, Red amaranth, Purple amaranth and Prince's feather

Taxonomy

Amaranthus cruentus
Amaranthus
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Mexican grain amaranth

Water

How often to water your Mexican grain amaranth

Water needs for Mexican grain amaranth
0.5 cups
every 9

Mexican grain amaranth 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 Mexican grain amaranth

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Mexican grain amaranth in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mexican grain amaranth: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mexican grain amaranth love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Mexican grain amaranth does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Mexican grain amaranth in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Mexican grain amaranth

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mexican grain amaranth: 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 Mexican grain amaranth after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Mexican grain amaranth

Mexican grain amaranth

Mexican grain amaranth


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.

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