Steps on how to care for Pink Cockscomb plant



This plant called Cockscomb (Celosia) produce bizarre-shaped flower clusters in shades of pink orange, red, gold and crimson. This plant are in 2 types, which the crested type (C.cristata) and the plume type (C.argentea). The crested type actually has the traditional "cockscomb" appearance.

Cockscomb (Celosia) is an annual plant that grows to about 12 to 48 inches tall, and it requires little maintenance. The Cockscomb (Celosia) plant makes excellent border and patio specimens in USDA Hardiness Zones 2 through 10.



How to grow Cockscomb (Celosia) plant

     1. Make sure you choose a location with full sun and a well-drained soil. You can sow the seeds or move the plants outdoors after danger of frost. The Pink cockscomb plant really grows best in full sun with at least 8 hours of sunlight, although they can tolerate partial shade. If the plants receive too much shade it may appear leggy and may not produce healthy blooms.

     2. Make sure you water the pink cockscomb plant often enough to provide consistent moisture. Also ensure the soil is moist but not soggy. Don’t allow the soil to dry out. If the plants are grow in drought conditions they may flower poorly or not at all.


    3. You can apply a two to three inch layer of organic mulch like grass clippings or dried leaves around the plants in other to help retain moisture and also reduce weed growth.

     4. You can feed the pink cockscomb plant with a 3-1-2 nutrient fertilizer. Actually nitrogen is really an essential element for cockscomb. The pink cockscomb plant requires regular feeding during growth period, so make sure you feed the plants every 4 weeks.

Furthermore, some of the things you will need are; Fertilizer and Organic Mulch. This plant can become top-heavy and it may require staking. You can deadhead both the plume and crest type to encourage more blooms.

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