Plant Care Quilete

Quilete

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Amaranthus caudatus
Amaranthus
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Quilete

Water

How often to water your Quilete

Water needs for Quilete
0.5 cups
every 9

Quilete needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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 Quilete

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 Quilete in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Growing Quilete in Las Vegas right now

Light needs for plant Quilete in Las Vegas, Nevada

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 8th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Quilete in Las Vegas, Nevada

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 20% ☀️

December 9th, 2021

Las Vegas is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Las Vegas is expected to decrease by 20% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.1 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Quilete in Las Vegas, Nevada

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 8th, 2021

This month, Las Vegas is getting an average of 10.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.5 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Love-lies-bleeding in your home

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

Quilete 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 Las Vegas, Nevada ⛅.

Quilete does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Quilete

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

When to repot Quilete

Nutrient needs for plant Quilete in Las Vegas, Nevada

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

December 8th, 2021

The growing potential in Las Vegas is 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 best to rep…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Quilete

Quilete

Quilete


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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