Plant Care Blood Amaranth
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Blood Amaranth

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Amaranthus cruentus
Amaranthus
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Blood Amaranth

Water

How often to water your Blood Amaranth

Water needs for Blood Amaranth
0.5 cups
every 9

Blood 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 Blood 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 Blood Amaranth: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Blood Amaranth love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Blood Amaranth does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Blood Amaranth in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Blood Amaranth

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Blood 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 Blood Amaranth after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Blood Amaranth

Blood Amaranth

Blood 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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