Plant Care Velvet Flower

Velvet Flower

Also known as

Love-Lies-Bleeding, Love-Lies-Bleeding, Pendant amaranth, Tassel flower, Velvet flower, Foxtail amaranth, Quilete and Kiwicha


Amaranthus caudatus

How to care for Velvet Flower


How often to water your Velvet Flower

Water needs for Velvet Flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Velvet Flower 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 Velvet Flower

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Love-Lies-Bleeding in your home

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

Velvet Flower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Velvet Flower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Velvet Flower

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

Difficulty Level

Velvet Flower 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 Velvet Flower

Velvet Flower

Velvet Flower

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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