Amaranthus Pygmy Torch Dwarf Mix Seeds
Amaranthus Pygmy Torch Dwarf Mix Seeds
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Amaranthus Pygmy Torch Dwarf Mix Seeds

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Amaranthus pygmy (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) is a dwarf variety of amaranthus grown for ornamental purposes. The plant produces green to purple leaves and deep purple-red flowers. The Amaranthus pygmy plant is commonly grown for its beautiful flowers that bloom from summer to fall. You can grow amaranthus pygmy easily in your home garden or terrace garden and add beautiful stunning color to your garden.

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  • Number Of Amaranthus Pygmy Torch Dwarf Mix Seeds: 100 Seeds
  • Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
  • Sowing season: Early spring (January to February)
  • Sowing method: Seedling transplant or direct
  • Mode of sowing: Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in a seedling tray or Container/ Pots.
  • Germination temperature: 18-24°C
  • Germination time: 5 to 14 days
  • Blooming time: Summer to fall

What size grow bag is best for Amaranthus?

Amaranthus Pygmy Growing Season In India

Amaranthus pygmy is an annual flowering plant that cannot grow in extremely cold weather. Amaranthus is fond of warm weather to thrive and early spring (January to February) is the perfect time to sow amaranthus seeds.

How To Grow Amaranthus Pygmy Torch

Amaranthus pygmy grows best by the seedling transplantation method. You can also sow the amaranthus seed directly in a container, pot, or garden. Amaranthus pygmy germinates best in warm weather and temperatures between 18-24°C.  For planting amaranthus flowers you need a pot or grow bag at least 30-45 cm deep and 30-45 cm wide with good drainage holes. 

Amaranthus Pygmy Torch Dwarf Mix Seeds Sowing Method 

To plant Amaranthus pygmy seeds, take a pot or grow bag and fill it with potting mix. Spread the amaranthus seeds on the soil and press them gently with your hands as it requires light to germinate so place the pot in a sunny location. Water the soil through a watering can and keep the soil moist. Amaranthus pygmy seeds germinate for about 5-14 days, they can germinate early or late depending upon growing conditions. 
If you planted Amaranthus pygmy in seedling trays, transplant them when the seedlings are about a few inches tall. But before transplanting, harden them for a week to give them a favorable environment.

Fertilizer For Amaranthus Pygmy 

  • Add organic fertilizer (cow manure, or vermicompost) during the amaranthus growing season for their healthy growth. 
  • You can also apply a well-balanced liquid fertilizer before blooming and after the flowers have faded. 

Amaranthus Pygmy Plant Care Tips 

Soil - You can use well-drained, fertile, and rich soil with a pH of 6-7.5. Although amaranthus flowers can grow in normal soil, do not use soil with poor drainage as this can cause root rot.
Water - Amaranthus is a drought-resistant flowering plant but does require ample water. Water regularly during their young stage and once they are established keep the soil moist and do not allow them to dry out.
Sunlight - Amaranthus Pygmy prefers full sunlight but needs some afternoon shade in the hottest month of summer. Do not plant amaranthus in full shade otherwise, the plant will not grow well. 
Temperature - Amaranthus likes warm weather to thrive and cannot tolerate temperatures below 4°C. The optimum growing temperatures for amaranthus flowers are 21-29°C.
Common pests and diseases - Pests such as aphids, slugs, and snails feed on amaranthus flower plants, in addition, the plants are infected with powdery mildew and fungal leaf spot disease. Use a spray of neem oil on amaranthus plants to get rid of these pests.

Amaranthus Pygmy Blooming Time 

  • Amaranthus pygmy plant blooms after 2-4 months (60-120 days) from sowing.  
  • Usually, amaranthus pygmy blooms from summer to fall. 
  • You can cut the beautiful amaranthus flower and decorate it in a vase, it will easily stay fresh for a long time. 

Amaranthus Pygmy Plant Special Features

  • Common name - Pygmy Torch, Prince's-feather, and Prince-of-Wales feather plant
  • Scientific name - Amaranthus hypochondriacus
  • Plant height - Minimum 30 cm to 240 cm
  • Level of growing - Easy
  • Blooming time - Summer to fall (within 2-4 months of planting)


Is amaranth pygmy hard to grow?

Amaranthus pygmy is easy to grow, it only needs full sunlight and regular watering during its growing phase. 

Is amaranthus pygmy poisonous?

No, amaranthus pygmy is non-poisonous to humans. The leaves and seeds are edible and have a mild flavor.  

Does Amaranthus pygmy need light to germinate?

Yes, all amaranthus flower plants need light to germinate, so put the pot or tray on a window sill if you are planting indoors.
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