How to plant celosia?

The 10 Different Types Of Dicks

1. The Bat

This dick is so big, TOO big, even for people who love a nice big dick. A bat dick is fat and moderately to extremely long, and when faced with the reality of this dick you either feel joy or a sense of impending doom, like “Oh god what am I doing.” Your guy probably either feels really confident about his bat dick or he’s really self-conscious about it and public boners are a real source of anxiety/embarrassment for him. Most importantly, guys with bat dicks need to know what to do with them.

2. The Boomerang

You’re making out with a hot new guy and everything’s going well and then you get down to his dick and…wait what? It curves to the side or has some other type of irregular positioning and you start to wonder whether sex is even feasible with this type of dick. But luckily your guy has lived with this dick all his life, and if he knows what he’s doing he can work with his angles and make it feel amazing.

3. The Late Bloomer

A late bloomer is the kind of dick you pull out and it looks small, like really small, and you’re like thinking that this is going to be the worst sex ever. Then he gets harder. And it grows bigger. And bigger. And bigger. And then you have a full slab of meat in your hands or in your mouth or wherever you are putting it.

4. The Guy You Can’t Believe Is So Huge

There are all sorts of ways people try to guess whether a guy is going to be hung or not: shoe size, hand size, height, the length of his fingers. But the reality is that you can never know how big a guy’s dick is until you see it for real. Photographic evidence can be doctored, so don’t trust it. It’s one of the surprises I love most when I’m about to sleep with someone new: reaching my hand down there to feel what he’s got to work with.

5. Eew Dick

I think there’s a thing going around where some guys don’t wash their dicks, or they don’t wash them all the way, or I don’t even know. There is no excuse for a dick that makes you go Eew. NONE.

6. A Hooded Dick

This guy has so much freaking foreskin that it’s all a lot to handle. The hardest thing about uncircumcised dicks is that most guys in America are cut, so the odds are that most of the dicks you’ll play with in your lifetime are going to be cut. Every guy likes something different done to his thing, but I always feel weird when faced with an uncircumcised dick, like I don’t really know what to do with it. Am I supposed to play with the skin? Do I pull it all the way back?

7. A REALLY Sensitive Dick

Like I haven’t even taken my panties off yet and you already creamed your pants?

8. A Mood Stabilizing Dick

You’re into some guy and he tells you that while he’s really into you he’s got some mood issues and because of the Zoloft, well, he might not have a sex drive for a while / his penis might actually just go limp at any moment during sexual congress. OH OKAY.

9. A Dick That Is Shorter And Fatter Than It Is Long

What even is this?

10. A Small-To-Average Dick That Works You Like No One Else, Ever

This is the best kind of dick actually, because it’s small and you think the sex isn’t going to be good BUT OH MY GOD he takes care of you like no other guy you’ve ever been with ever has. Just goes to show you it doesn’t matter how big or small you are. What matters is how you work what you’ve got and how you adjust for your shortcomings.

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Er, Apparently There Are 6 Types Of Dicks In The World

When it comes to comparing penises, most guys are usually too preoccupied with their size to think about its shape.

But it turns out, according to The Hook, there are 6 types of penises in the world… so can you tell which poke is most like your bloke?

1. Banana

It’ll come as no surprise that the banana-shaped penis echoes the shape of the phallic fruit.

Curving slightly upwards as well as being longer than average, those with a banana penis also have a natural advantage between the sheets.

Luckily for guys sporting a fruity package, the way their willy naturally arches means it naturally rubs up against the upper wall of the vagina during sex. In other words, you have a better chance of experiencing an elusive G-spot orgasm with a banana penis partner.

Much like the humble banana, it curves upwards. Image: iStock.Source:Whimn

2. Hammer

Resembling the body of a hammer, this shape of penis has a thin shaft in comparison to a larger head.

Not to be confused with the mushroom penis, the hammer is long and thin with a considerably larger tip… perfect for extra stimulation between the sheets.

Heavier at one end. Image: Markus Spiske/Unsplash.Source:Whimn

3. Mushroom

Just think of this one as the miniature hammer… but shorter and girthier.

But what it lacks in the hammer’s size, it makes up for in width. Not to mention its enormous head. Size isn’t everything after all.

And, according to a recent report, the mushroom head has evolved into a “tool” for removing the semen of other love rivals.

Straight to the point. Image: Charles Deluvioon UnsplashSource:Whimn

4. Cucumber

As luck would have it, guys blessed with a cucumber-shaped penis tend to be on the larger side of things. Although that’s NOT to say their privates are actually the size of cucumbers. Ouch. However, they do tend to be larger than other types of penis.

The nickname was coined because the girth is as thick all the way along the shaft.

But the tip of the penis tends to be slightly smaller than other manhoods, making it resemble a cucumber.

5. Pencil

Unsurprisingly, the pencil penis is practically straight up and down.

Unlike the hammer or mushroom, the pencil maintains its girth almost from shaft to tip. But it’s definitely thicker than a pencil FYI.

The simpler of the penises. Image: iStock.Source:Whimn

6. C-shaped

In a similar style to the banana, the C-shaped penis has a noticeable curve to the right-hand side.

While this shape is extremely rare, ladies still get all the benefits of the banana penis… and then some.

This story originally appeared on The Sun and is republished here with permission.

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frankie says:

After three months of dating and feeling pretty happy about where things were going, I was finally invited to her bed. I had allready admited that it was my first time but she seemed fine with it. She even said that it was kind of cute to have the pleasure of teaching me the ways and some other stuff like that. We made out for a bit before she instructed me to strip. I guess she wanted to assess the equipment and evaluate me as a bed partner or something along those lines. I guess this is what most women do, right? So I undress myself until I’m standing there in just my underwear at which point she steps forward and pulls them down. I was pretty nervous but thrilled that fortune was finally coming my way. I wait for a moment to see what happens next and she sort of gasps and steps back and says that she has never seen one like mine before. I was circumcised when I was younger. I never really bothered with my genitals when I was younger. I can’t speak for the rest of the world but men don’t compare part where I live, so for years I never knew about the foreskin and all that. It never retracted, even when erect so I thought it was all in working order. When I learned about how it was meant to pull back, I tried it on myself but the pain was incredible, so I got it checked and I had an operation a couple of months later. That was when I was 17. Those who are circumcised at birth have it way easier. Waking up in the middle of the night with an erection that you got in your sleep when none of the stitches have disolved yet is not pleasant to say the least. There is a slight scar and some excess tissue left from where it turned out that my foreskin was fused with the glans since birth, but everything works fine, or so I thought. Fast forward something like eight years and here I am standing completely nude in front of this girl who can’t stop staring. She started laughing a bit, although it was more of a nervous giggle I guess, but she asked me to put my clothes on and said that she couldn’t be sure that I was clean. I explained it was just scar tissue and that there was no way I could have caught anything as I’d never been with anyone else before, but she said she had to think about it and asked me to leave. I felt completely worthless. I do not think that I have ever felt so weak before. If this is what emasculation feels like then it is not fun. I really need some advice on how to solve this mutant of a body part I have.

Celosia is a relative of Amaranth, and native to the highlands of East Africa where it is known in Swahili as mfungu. Today’s cultivated Celosias have been selected for the brightness of their colours and compactness of growth. You will sometimes see Celosia listed by the common names Cockscomb or Woolflower. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Celosia Guide and grow some fun colour in your rock garden this season.

Celosia plumosa


Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Zone: 2-10

Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, in peat or coir pots – Celosia does not like its roots disturbed by transplanting. Transplant at least two weeks after last frost, longer if nighttime temperatures are still cold.

Or direct sow outdoors after last frost. Seeds will germinate in 6-14 days.

Just cover the small seeds. If starting indoors, try to maintain a soil temperature of 21°-25°C (70°-75°F). Be sure to use peat pots, coir pots, or Cowpots, and transplant the whole pot into the soil at transplant time.

Plant in full sun or partial shade in ordinary, moist soil with a pH range of 6.0 to7.0. Celosia prefers warm temperatures.

There’s More than One Way to Grow a Cockscomb!

Q. Hi; can you tell me where I can buy the tall growing variety of cockscomb? Thank you,


A. Now, those of you who have emailed us questions in the past know that if you don’t specify it up front, we always email back and ask your location. So (no peeking now)—where do you think Colin might be writing from? One of our big listenership areas, like Philadelphia, Dayton, Oklahoma…?

Colin’s response: “England; specifically St. Albans in Hertfordshire”, which MapQuest reveals is up near Leeds; and which means that Colin has to find his own plants! I checked with Don Zeidler from the W. Atlee Burpee seed company here in the States, and he doesn’t know of any American suppliers that ship overseas. The regulations are really strict and the expense would be prohibitive. But the UK has many fine seed suppliers, and once we help Colin better understand exactly what he’s looking for, he should be able to achieve his goal—especially if he has the ability to grow plants from seed.

…Because I don’t think the chances are good that he can find what he wants already started at a garden center—even though we’re talking about a really popular summertime bedding plant. Cockscombs, with their beautifully colored spikes of red or orange flowers at the top, are in a lot of gardens, right?

Yes—but, in my experience, garden center plants mostly tend to be compact varieties, bred to stay about a foot or so tall so that they’ll fit in well with other bedding plants. But many catalog companies carry seed of varieties that can reach almost three feet. So if Colin is willing to start with seeds, he can probably grow taller plants than a local garden center will carry—but first he has to figure out which kind of ‘cockscomb’ he wants.

That’s right—there’s more than one kind. “Cockscomb” is the common name for a species of Celosia—and really the only species in a pretty big genus that’s grown commercially (Celosia argentea). But this single species has two radically different ‘forms’. We American gardeners are mostly used to seeing what’s known as the “Plumosa Group”, with tall, erect ‘plumes’ of brightly colored flowers—what most people to expect to see when they hear the word “cockscomb”.

But true cockscombs are members of what’s called the ‘Cristata’ or ‘Crested’ Group, and they have a completely different flower head. It’s kind of wavy, looks a bit like a flattened-out section of brain, and apparently, someone influential once decided it resembled the ‘comb’ on a rooster’s head.

(Note: Some companies will identify these plants by different scientific names, calling the plumy ones Celosia plumosa and the brainy ones Celosia cristata.)

But Colin only said ‘cockscomb’, and because that term has become so generic for garden Celosia, we really don’t know which kind of plant caught his eye. He might want big plumes instead of squishy brains. Luckily, in a garden center the plants will be blooming, so he’ll see which kind they are.

But I still think he’ll need to grow his own if he wants really tall ones. And, as I always warn, seed starting is a very different skill than actual outdoor growing. The only people who get really good at it invest in the right equipment: A loose, light soil-free seed-starting mix and either artificial light or a greenhouse. (But those people can then grow pretty much any plant they want, whether it’s a garden center favorite or not!)

And here’s where I think Colin’s location brings him a little bit of added luck. There is such a high concentration of extremely enthusiastic gardeners in England that’s there’s likely someone nearby with the right skills—and probably even a greenhouse of some kind. The summers in England are cooler than ours, and in most regions you need a greenhouse or some other kind of structure to grow things like peppers and tamatas (or over there, ‘Toe-mat-Oes’).

I’ve never personally started Celosia, but ‘the book’ says that the seeds need to be exposed to light, which is always a little tricky. And the germination time is listed at 14 to 21 days, which is two to three times longer than things like marigolds or tomatoes .

Now, I think someone with seed-starting experience will do just fine, but I also want to suggest a nice alternative that should be much easier to grow (and that I personally find way cool!): ornamental amaranth. My favorite is a beautiful heirloom variety called “Elephant’s Head”; it’s very tall and colorful, and most of the plants have an ‘elephant’s trunk’-like structure coming off the front of the big, blocky seed head. (Although on some, this added touch points straight up instead, which looks a lot like the plant is flipping you The Bird….)

And that’s just one variety. There are a lot of other tall ornamental amaranths that have huge seed heads—and in the same color range as cockscomb, which isn’t surprising as Celosia is actually a member of what’s called the ‘Amaranthus’ family. So if our listener can’t get the height he wants in a cockscomb, he should try an ornamental amaranth—they’re just as big a show stopper in the garden.

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I was working in a garden center when an older gentleman with a fishing hat on (I knew it was fishing hat because he had his license pinned to the back of it) came searching for a flower.

“It’s orange. No… it’s red… I’ve seen it in purple, too,” he explained.

I shook my head. “Quite a few options here. What else can you add?”

“Uh,” he began, “Oh! The flowers are real weird lookin’. Some look like flames and others look like coral.”

I squinted while thinking about it. “Hmm, I’m not quite–”

The gentleman’s eyes lit up and he said, “Oh, wait! They look like they’re from a Dr. Seuss book!”

Now my eyes lit up and I said, “Oh, celosia! Here we go!”

I escorted the customer to the right section of the store and sure enough, we’d found the flowers he was looking for. All he had to say was “Dr. Seuss flower” and I’m sure anyone familiar with celosia would have instantly known what he was referring to.


Celosia, commonly known as “woolflowers,” are members of the amaranth family. They are edible ornamentals you can add to your garden, and have a taste not unlike spinach. Celosia also contains those minerals and vitamins commonly found in deep-hued leafy greens.

The problem with eating the leaves is that they’re tender and tasty when the plant is young, but turn bitter after blooming… and growing celosia without getting them to flower means you’ll lose the biggest appeal of the plant – their flowers!

Flashy, uniquely-shaped flowers eschew any concept of subtlety. Expect shapes reminiscent of plumed candle flames, or coral, or something resembling a brain, all available in a wide variety of colors.

We’ll take a look at what celosia needs to prosper and be at its best, but here’s a hint to start you off: lots of sun is key!

Good Light and Better Drainage

Sure, woolflowers will grow in partial sun, but they’re at their best in sunny and dry conditions.

Give them plenty of sunlight and a warm location, and they’ll thank you with prolific blooms. But careful attention to their soil and watering requirements is potentially even more important than that sunlight.

Celosia will not tolerate wet feet. That is, these plants do not want to be watered too much, and require soil with excellent drainage. The only celosia I’ve seen that weren’t at their best were those that were over watered, or planted in soils heavy with clay. The plants become limp and languid looking, then practically melt from too much stored up moisture.

Frustratingly, these plants still need to be in soil that is watered regularly. Finding a balance with these flowers can be a tricky endeavor when they’re grown in containers and raised beds. But if you’ve got these plants in quality well-drained soil, they will practically take care of themselves.

I’ve found a measurement of about an inch of rain a week is ideal for woolflowers to prosper, but they can get away with less for a few weeks at a time.

Woolflowers are generally grown as an annual, but in zones 9 to 11 they can be short-lived perennials; expect two or three years out of them before they give up. Luckily, they reseed readily and easily!

Oh Yeah, About That Reseeding…

If you let your woolflowers go through their full bloom cycle and then produce seeds in the garden, watch out for a cadre of replacements the next season! You can prevent this from happening by cutting the spent flower heads before they totally wither up and begin to seed the area surrounding where they were planted.

This makes celosia an excellent filler plant for areas that you have a hard time maintaining and want to “let go,” but woolflowers can be a messy choice for areas that are more manicured.

Fortunately, the cut flowers are easily dried and make for interesting additions to dry arrangements. Cut flowers that are on the smaller side and hang them upside down for a period of about two weeks.

Troubles and Problems? Forget About It

A godsend in the life of any gardener is a plant that is resistant to most pests and other obnoxious problems. Celosia is an excellent I-don’t-wanna-care-for-it plant with requirements that are mostly hands-off beyond initial planting.

Resistant to most pests and illnesses, woolflowers are exclusively affected by aphids and mites, but these pests are encountered infrequently. They can also suffer from powdery mildew and fungal infections, but with the right watering practices, these ailments can be avoided.

The taller these flowers grow, the more likely they are to need staking to support their heavy flowers. Avoid a tangled mess by using one large stake and tying individual flower stems to it, instead of constructing a fence-like support system.

With minimal issues like these, you can expect to see your celosia bloom from June through – and sometimes beyond – the first frost.

Starting Celosia From Seed

Relatively temperamental when grown from seed, in the outdoors most celosia survives and thrives by producing a lot of seeds to effectively beat lower germination rates. In indoor environments, they can be more than picky about the conditions they’re grown in.

Start yours indoors about four weeks before the last frost date, because these seedlings are very sensitive to cold.

Celosia seeds do not need light to germinate and should be placed under a good quarter-inch of soil. The soil should be consistently moist but never saturated; you can get around this dilemma by using a greenhouse cover over your seed tray. Most trays are sold with one of these, but a piece of plastic wrap works in a pinch.

If these seedlings are allowed to dry out they will die quickly, so keep that soil moist.

Don’t even think about transplanting these puppies until the danger of a hard frost is gone, or they’ll all take serious damage and may not recover. Once the weather is on your side, you can plant them out about eight inches apart.

The Best Cultivars

You’ll find three general types of celosia for growing: cockscomb, wheat, and plumed.

Each variety has similar requirements for growing and good plant health, but all three have wildly different appearances.

Cockscomb Celosia

The most striking flower shape celosia produces, these broad and large blooms resemble coral. The flowers are often heavy and may require staking for support, but they’re sure to grab the attention of passersby and make for a great focal point in the garden.

Gypsy Queen

The ‘Gypsy Queen’ has a bold, dark maroon color and a wide fan-shaped flower. That stunning color bleeds into the foliage and makes this ornamental a real showstopper.

‘Gypsy Queen’ Cockscomb

Expect it to reach heights of about a foot (8-16 inches) and flower from the late summer into autumn. ‘Gypsy Queen’ also works well in containers and in cut flower gardens.

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Red Velvet

The first time I saw the ‘Red Velvet’ cultivar I thought the flowers were experiencing fasciation, but nope! Just a beautiful and bold crimson flower to enjoy in your containers or yard.

‘Red Velvet’ Cockscomb

You’ll want to place ‘Red Velvet’ as the centerpiece of your annual displays. This variety reaches 3-4 feet in height with large blooms! Taller than many other cultivars, it is an excellent choice on which to base an entire color palette for accompanying plantings.

See it now on Burpee!

Fan Dance Scarlet

Another broad, fan-shaped flower, the ‘Fan Dance Scarlet’ has a (slightly) more restrained appearance in terms of color and intensity.

‘Fan Dance Scarlet’ Cockscomb

Because it reaches a height of about three feet, you can safely plant these eye-openers as the rear “wall” of color for your garden beds. And the stems are strong enough that no staking is required. This variety loves hot and dry conditions.

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King Coral

If purple brain/coral-looking flowers are more up your alley, the ‘King Coral’ is for you. Wow, what a color!

‘King Coral’ Cockscomb

It reaches a modest height of about ten inches, but the blooms themselves can reach an incredible twelve inches in diameter!

I’ve had the best luck planting these in masses rather than in rows; you can’t go wrong with half a dozen growing in their own pocket of your garden beds.

See it now on Burpee!

Crested Armor

Is variety the spice of your life? Then take a gamble on what colors you’re going to produce with this ‘Crested Armor’ mix of seeds.

‘Crested Armor’ Cockscomb

Celosia flowers are like pansies in that a variety of colors work just as well as a single selection. The red, purple, yellow, and orange color palette of the ‘Crested Armor’ cultivar forms a pleasing-to-the-eye explosion of color that is in perfect harmony.

This selection reaches 12-16 inches and works well as a bedding planting in mass groups, or for butterfly gardens. It’s another option that’s ideal for hot climates.

See it now on True Leaf Market!

Wheat-Type Celosia

You’ll find less of a selection in the wheat variety than other categories, but the few that are available are no less striking, even if they’re on a more limited spectrum of color. Better yet, I’ve seen the wheat variety grow longer into and through the fall than either cockscomb or plumed types.

Asian Garden

The ‘Asian Garden’ cultivar works as an excellent hedge of flowers to line the driveway or a sidewalk. A neighbor has these growing and they’ve bloomed nonstop through the season since the early summer.

‘Asian Garden’ Wheat-Style Celosia

Better yet, the foliage takes on a purplish hue in cooler weather. Make room for this cultivar – it will reach heights floating at and above three feet!

This selection works equally well for plantings, cutting gardens, and as dried flowers.

See it now on Burpee!

Forest Fire

A wonderful red, the ‘Forest Fire’ type is a bit more modest in its height, reaching up to 30 inches. It tends to develop yellowish-green leaves that contrast delightfully with the flowers.

‘Forest Fire’ Wheat-Style Celosia

This newer selection is the perfect color to transition with the rest of the landscape from late summer into fall.

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Another shorter variety coming in at around the two-foot mark, the ‘Flamingo Series’ looks like you’d expect it to. I mean, you don’t name something after flamingos without good reason, right?

‘Flamingo’ Wheat-Style Celosia

The flowers react to intense heat by turning to shades of white before pushing out another round of purplish color as the fall takes over the summer.

This selection also makes for beautiful cut flowers.

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Plumed-Type Celosia

I’m most partial to the plumed variety because they remind me so much of a Dr. Seuss illustration, and I’ve always been a Seuss fan.

I squeeze them into containers when I can, and find they mix well with French marigolds.

Arrabona Red

The ‘Arrabona Red’ may be my favorite of the plumed cultivars.

‘Arrabona Red’ Plumed

This dwarf variety produces strong and sturdy plants that reach a height of about sixteen inches, and has a striking and memorable effect on the viewer. With this shade of red and orange, it’s difficult to forget! And it’s excellent for drought-prone and hot climates.

This Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner is a great choice for cut flowers, as well as use in beds and borders, and in containers. It is also perfect for drying.

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Fresh Look

For more of a true red, try the ‘Fresh Look Red’ variety. These appear to be a bit bushier than the ‘Arrabona’ and have a richer color, but they reach a similar height of about sixteen inches.

‘Fresh Look Red’ Plumed (via Burpee)

Looking for something a little different? You’ll get a variety of colors with this ‘Fresh Look’ mix, but each one is a winner.

‘Fresh Look’ Mix Plumed (via True Leaf Market)

My favorites in here are the yellows and the light oranges. Expect heights that are just shy of a foot.

Plumed Castle

For an even shorter cultivar that offers a mix of colors, try this ‘Plumed Castle’ mix.

‘Plumed Castle’ Mix

They’ll stick to heights just over six inches tall but offer the same variety of colors.

See it now on True Leaf Market!

Get to Gardening!

It may not be a flower for the frail, but for those with sense of flair and whimsy, celosia is just what the doctor ordered. As long as you provide the sunlight it needs and don’t keep it oversaturated, these flowers will provide long-lasting color and undeniable interest in the garden.

Watch them, cut and dry them, and even eat the leaves – there’s little celosia can’t do!

Feel free to share your experience with these lovely flowers in the comments below. And if you want more colorful annual flower choices, be sure to check out some of our other growing guides, such as:

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  • Sweet Alyssum
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Matt Suwak was reared by the bear and the bobcat and the coyote of rural Pennsylvania. This upbringing keeps him permanently affixed to the outdoors where most of his personal time is invested in gardening, bird watching, and hiking. He presently resides in Philadelphia and works under the sun as a landscaper and gardener, and by moonlight as a writer. An incessant questioning of “Why?” affords him countless opportunities to ponder the (in)significance of the great and the small. He considers folksy adages priceless treasures and is fueled almost entirely by beer and hot sauce.

Celosia care is simple and easy, with slight maintenance you can get prolifically blooming celosia flowers in your home and garden.

Celosia is an annual plant cultivated for its strange looking flowers that resemble roosters’ head, that’s why it is also called as cockscomb.

Also Read: How to grow celosia

Celosia Flower Care

Fertilize celosia with liquid fertilizer once a month. When the plant starts to bloom, it needs fertilizer more frequently (every two weeks). Use a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen such as a ratio of 3: 1: 2.

2. Humidity

The plant grows well in containers but indoor air in homes remains too dry for flowers to flourish. Help them by running a humidifier next to the plant or by placing the pot on a shallow tray filled with pebbles and a bit of water.

Misting the foliage will also help but take care not to wet the flowers but only the leaves. Do this in the morning as celosia is prone to fungal diseases.

3. Keep it warm

As celosia is a tropical plant it loves the warm and humid climate. The species of this plant grow as perennials in US Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 to 11, and as annuals elsewhere.

4. Grow in full sun

Celosias need full sun to grow well. For these plants, the more sun, the better. Houseplants benefit from a south-facing window or balcony, also, remember to not let the soil dry out in the sun.

Also Read: Plants to grow in south facing balcony

5. Do mulching

Outdoor planted celosia are benefited from a thick layer of organic mulch, which keeps them warm and also helps the soil to retain moisture. In addition, mulching helps in preventing the growth of weeds.

Many varieties can grow taller than 1 meters and needs support to prevent them from toppling over in strong winds or rainstorm.

6. Deadhead Flowers

Deadheading encourages the plant to produce more flowers and saves their energy from making seeds. Prune off spent flowers before they set seed with scissors. Before cutting make sure to sterilize the blades by cleaning with alcohol and let it dry before using.

7. Look for pests

Celosias are prone to fungal diseases, you can prevent these by avoiding overwatering.

Spider mites and aphids are the most common pest that attacks Celosias. They are particularly prevalent on houseplants. The easiest way to get rid of them is to simply wash them away with a strong stream of water. This has the advantage of removing dust from the leaves too, which can contribute to the growth of mites.

Also Read: Killing aphids organically.

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