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!