Plant Care Willow-leaf amaranth

Willow-leaf amaranth

Also known as

Edible amaranth


Amaranthus tricolor

How to care for Willow-leaf amaranth


How often to water your Willow-leaf amaranth

Water needs for Willow-leaf amaranth
0.5 cups
every 9

Willow-leaf 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 Willow-leaf amaranth

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Willow-leaf amaranth in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Willow-leaf amaranth: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Willow-leaf amaranth love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Willow-leaf amaranth does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Willow-leaf amaranth in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Willow-leaf amaranth

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Willow-leaf 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 Willow-leaf amaranth after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Willow-leaf amaranth is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Willow-leaf amaranth

Willow-leaf amaranth

Willow-leaf amaranth

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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