Celosia is a herbaceous perennial or annual plant with ribbed, straight, juicy green stems with a red tint. Leaves alternate, petiolate, whole, ovate, smooth, variegated, green or dark purple. Fetus celosi is a rounded box. Flowers bisexual, small, they have brightly colored membranous bracts and are collected in original, large paniculate or comb inflorescences. Seeds shiny, rounded, black. In 1 gram there are 700 pieces that remain viable for up to five years. Inflorescences celosia can be pinnate, comb, spikelet.
Most often carried out growing cellosis from seeds. March or April seeds are planted under a film for seedlings. Seeds are rarely sown on the soil surface. Growing cellosis from seeds can also be carried out in separate pots. The first shoots appear in six days. Conditions for growing seedlings - good lighting, moderate room temperature, adequate ventilation... Celosia needs moderate but careful watering. The roots of cellosia seedlings quickly rot in high soil moisture, so you should not flood the plants.
Celosi seedlings should be grown on a bright window protected from the hot sun. Transplanting grown plants into open soil is carried out after the end of frost, as celosia does not tolerate even small frosts. The soil for cellosis must be slightly acidic, loose, well-drained. Once a month they feed mineral fertilizers.