Amaranthus retroflexus - Papegaaienkruid (25+)

€ 0,45

Hoogte: 100 cm.
Bloeit: jun-sep
Type: TA
Winterhard in: zones 9-11 (5 C)

Wordt door verschillende volken gebruikt als voedsel en voor medische doeleinden. Met name het blad wordt gegeten.

Zaai-instructies: Kiemt in 3-15 dagen bij 20-25 Celsius
Plant-instructies: Geen bijzondere eisen. Volle zon


One of the more important food plants of Native Americans in the past and still very popular in southern India. This is a much under-utilized weed of cultivated fields and disturbed ground.

Height: 100 cm.
Flowers: jun-sep
Type: HA
Hardy in: zones 3-11 (-25 Celsius)

Sowing instructions: Sow in pots or trays of moist seed sowing mix and cover with a very fine sprinkling of sowing mix or vermiculite. Keep at a constant temperature of between 20-25C. During germination, allow the temperature to reduce at night. This will occur naturally if using a heated propagator is avoided. After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the sowing mix moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually take 3-15 days

Planting instructions: For best results, provide any ordinary, well-drained soil in full sun.