Plant Care Kiwicha

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 located in Tallahassee, Florida.

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

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 Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

55% Medium

Growing Kiwicha in Tallahassee right now

Light needs for plant Kiwicha in Tallahassee, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Kiwicha in Tallahassee, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 17.9% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Tallahassee is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tallahassee is expected to decrease by 17.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Kiwicha in Tallahassee, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Tallahassee is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of da…

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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 🚫.

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

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.

When to repot Kiwicha

Nutrient needs for plant Kiwicha in Tallahassee, Florida

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

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Tallahassee 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…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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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 your location in Tallahassee, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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