Celosia argentea var cristata
A wildflower native to many of the world’s warm, equatorial regions, Cockscomb will be a feather in your cap when it comes to great-looking indoor gardens. Ready to impress with its bright, unusual flowers, a growing Cockscomb will add joy to whatever sill or desk you place it upon.
Sprouts in: 1 - 2 weeks
Lasts up to: 12 weeks
- Cockscomb grows best at 18 - 30 °C / 64 - 86 °F.
- For longer viability, you may thin it to one seedling per pod.
Cockscomb requires very little care.
Expect to see flowers in about 40 days after planting.
At some point the leaves will wither, this is just nature happening, you can simply remove them and this huge flower stalk will stand.
If you need room for new pods just use it as a cut flower, Cockscomb may also be dried and used in indoor arrangements, it will last forever.
You may use little Cockscomb flowers to garnish your dishes. Yes, it is edible!