Plant Care Globe amaranth

Globe amaranth

Also known as

Bachelor button

Taxonomy

Gomphrena globosa
Gomphrena
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Globe amaranth

Water

How often to water your Globe amaranth

Water needs for Globe amaranth
0.5 cups
every 9

Globe amaranth needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.

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 Globe amaranth

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Globe amaranth in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

57% Medium

Growing Globe amaranth in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Globe amaranth in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Globe amaranth in Houston, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 19.6% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 19.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Globe amaranth in Houston, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Houston is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Globe amaranth in your home

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

Globe amaranth love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Globe amaranth does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Globe amaranth

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

When to repot Globe amaranth

Nutrient needs for plant Globe amaranth in Houston, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Houston is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Globe amaranth

Globe amaranth

Globe amaranth


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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