Chinese Red Amaranth

​紅莧

(Amaranthus cruentus)

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Growing Facts

Hong Kong Warm Growing Season (May-August)

 

At least 6 hours of sunlight daily

Amaranth is a tropical plant and thrives with full sun

Moderate amount of water

Amaranth is relatively drought tolerant and too much water may cause the root to rot

 

 Plant in a container that is at least 12 inches in diameter 

Space the seedlings 10-12 inches apart

Fun Facts
The root is also edible. Stir fry the whole plant (young) with garlic and oil 
In the past, the Westerners used it as a decoration but the Asians served it as food

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