Chinese Red Amaranth

​紅莧

(Amaranthus cruentus)

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Photo Credit: Serious Eats

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
生長說明

夏季生長期 (5月至8月)

 

每天最少6個小時的日照

紅莧是一種熱帶植物,在充滿陽光的情況下比更易茁壯成長

澆水量:適量

紅莧相對耐旱,過多的水份可能令到根部腐爛

 

 種植容器至少有12英寸直徑

將幼苗間隔10-12英寸

趣聞
紅莧的根也可食用。 用大蒜和油攪拌整棵紅莧(幼嫩的部份)
從前,西方人用紅莧作為裝飾,而亞洲人則視紅莧為食物

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