Gomphrene spherical belongs to the amaranth family and is tropical plant... In appearance, it most resembles large clover with white blotches. It is an annual plant that forms a compact bush and blooms until frost. Beautiful winter bouquets are obtained from this plant; when dried, they retain their shape and color. Growing gomphren produced by seedlings, and the germination of seeds leaves much to be desired, so they need to be sown a lot.
Seeds are sown in seedling boxes in March, the substrate needs nutritious and loose. The boxes should be placed in a warm, sunny place. Seedlings usually appear after a couple of weeks. Two weeks later, the seedlings dive. They tolerate this procedure well. In early June, seedlings are planted in open ground. You need to pick up warm, sunny, sheltered from the winds with light and well-drained soil. A distance of 30 centimeters is left between tall varieties, 15 between undersized varieties.
Growing gomphrene will require standard actions: watering, loosening, feeding, weeding. But it is important not to overdo it with feeding. With an excess of organic matter in the soil, it may simply not bloom... Mineral fertilizers for amaranths are applied every week, but only before flowering. The plant is drought-resistant, so if you ever forget to water, it's not scary. You do not need to feed a flowering plant. Gomfrena looks good in rock gardens, rabatki, rockeries, borders. It is also grown as a pot. After flowering in our latitudes, seeds are not formed.