Plant Care Globe amaranth

Globe amaranth

Also known as

Bachelor button


Gomphrena globosa

How to care for Globe amaranth


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 Memphis, Tennessee.

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

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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 Memphis, Tennessee

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Growing Globe amaranth in Memphis right now

Light needs for plant Globe amaranth in Memphis, Tennessee

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 24th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Memphis 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 Memphis, Tennessee

Sunlight will increase by 25.4% ☀️

January 25th, 2022

Memphis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Memphis is expected to increase by 25.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Globe amaranth in Memphis, Tennessee

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 24th, 2022

This month, Memphis is getting an average of 6.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Memphis, Tennessee ⛅.

Globe amaranth does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Globe amaranth

Globe amaranth

Globe amaranth

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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