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Germination of

Celosia plumosa

Tornado Red Giant Cockscomb: Plume celosia, velvet cockscomb, woolflower

Celosia plumosa

Celosia plumosa, also known as the feather celosia, is a heat-loving annual plant that is easy to grow from seed. Sow the seeds in well-draining soil after the last frost has passed. The seeds should be planted shallowly, just barely covered with soil. Water the soil gently and keep it moist but not waterlogged. Place the pot in a warm spot with bright, indirect sunlight. The seeds should germinate within 7-14

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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