Plant Care Prince's Feather

Prince's Feather

Also known as

Mexican Grain Amaranth, Mexican Grain Amaranth, Blood amaranth, Huautli, Alegría, Red amaranth, Purple amaranth and Prince's feather


Amaranthus cruentus

How to care for Prince's Feather


How often to water your Prince's Feather

Water needs for Prince's Feather
0.5 cups
every 9

Prince's Feather 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 Prince's Feather

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Mexican Grain Amaranth in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Prince's Feather: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Prince's Feather love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Prince's Feather does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Prince's Feather

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

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Care Summary for Prince's Feather

Prince's Feather

Prince's Feather

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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