Plant Care Kiwicha


Also known as

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


Amaranthus caudatus

How to care for Kiwicha


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 located in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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

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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 Kiwicha in Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

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Growing Kiwicha in Fort Collins right now

Light needs for plant Kiwicha in Fort Collins, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 6th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Collins is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Kiwicha in Fort Collins, Colorado

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 27.4% ☀️

December 3rd, 2021

Fort Collins is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Collins is expected to decrease by 27.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.4 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Kiwicha in Fort Collins, Colorado

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Fort Collins is getting an average of 9.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of …

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Fort Collins, Colorado ⛅.

Kiwicha does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Kiwicha

Nutrient needs for plant Kiwicha in Fort Collins, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 4th, 2021

The growing potential in Fort Collins is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's bes…

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Difficulty Level

Kiwicha 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 Kiwicha



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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