Plant Care Kiwicha
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Kiwicha

Also known as

Love-lies-bleeding, Love-lies-bleeding, Pendant amaranth, Tassel flower, Velvet flower, Foxtail amaranth and Quilete

Taxonomy

Amaranthus caudatus
Amaranthus
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Kiwicha

Water

How often to water your Kiwicha

Water needs for Kiwicha
0.5 cups
every 9

Kiwicha 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 Kiwicha

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 Love-lies-bleeding in your home

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

Kiwicha love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Kiwicha does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Kiwicha

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Soil
Fertilizer
Growing Outdoors
Propagation

Care Summary for Kiwicha

Kiwicha

Kiwicha


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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