Plant Care Velvet Flower
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Velvet Flower

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Amaranthus caudatus
Amaranthus
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Velvet Flower

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Velvet Flower in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


Water Needs
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Soil
Fertilizer
Growing Outdoors
Propagation

Care Summary for Velvet Flower

Velvet Flower

Velvet Flower


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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