Plant, Malaysia, Globe Ameranth, Agricultural Field, Amaranth Family
Blooms in about 85 - 100 days flower seed mix . Seed mix are Non-GMO and hand packed Garden Seeds non gmo Productive accent flower . Gomfrena feels good in hot and dry weather. Best choice for cut-flower production. Gomphrene is an excellent cut flower and one of the main components of dried flower compositions. To dry, cut off the stems immediately after the flowers are fully open and hang them in bunches in a warm, dark, dry place. Germination rate about 80% or better flower seed
How to sow and plant Homphrena can be grown from seeds sown early indoors and transplanted outdoors after frost, or sown directly in the garden in the summer, or planted in pots. Sowing seeds indoors: Sow gomphren 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. Sow ¼ inch deep in a seed formulation. Sprout in 10 to 14 days. Lightly set and keep evenly moist Once the seedlings germinate, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow the seedlings 3-4 inches under fluorescent lights that turn on for 16 hours a day and off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights when the plants get taller. Incandescent bulbs are not suitable for this process because they get very hot. Most plants need a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours. Seedlings don't need a lot of fertilizer, feed them at 3-4 weeks of age using a starter solution (half the concentration of full room plant food) according to the manufacturer's instructions. If you are growing small cells, you may need to transplant the seedlings into 3 or 4 inch diameter pots when the seedlings have at least 2 pairs of true leaves before transplanting to the garden so they have enough room to develop strong roots. Seedlings should be "hardened" before planting in the garden. Get the young plants accustomed to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered spot outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring the containers indoors and take them out again in the morning. This hardening process strengthens the cell structure of the plant and reduces the shock of transplanting and scalds.