Amaranthus

The Amaranthus Caudatus is an annual plant. 
The Amaranthus family is divided in two groups: The hanging Amaranthus and the Amaranthus that stays upright.
On the wallpaper above this text you see the beautiful hanging Amaranthus caudatus.

The Amaranthus familie counts 60 species.
Most of the Amaranthus plants are used for floriculture but in China people eat the Amaranthus as a type of spinach. The shelf live of Amaranthus flowers is pretty long; most of the time you can enjoy it for 2 weeks. And the Amaranthus is a perfect flower to dry!

 

 

  •   Properties
    Scientific name
    Amaranthus hypochondriacus
    Family
    Amaranthaceae
    Origin
    Mexico
    Meaning
    Immortality
    Shelf life
    10-16 days
    Season
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                           
  •   Care tips florists

    - Amaranthus can be stored in the cold store at 2 to 5 ºC.

    - place the amaranthus in a clean bucket or vase with clean water.

    - cut 3 to 5 centimeters off the stems with a sharp knife or secateurs and remove the bottom leaves

    - Ensure that there are no leaves in the water, particularly not when combining with other flowers.

    - if the leaves of the amaranthus turn limp you can better remove them

  •   Care tips consumers

    - place the amaranthus in a clean bucket or vase with clean water.

    - cut 3 to 5 centimeters off the stems with a sharp knife or secateurs and remove the bottom leaves

    - Ensure that there are no leaves in the water, particularly not when combining with other flowers.

    - if the leaves of the amaranthus turn limp you can better remove them