This herbaceous plant prefers a warm climate, the regions of its habitat are South and North America, Africa and Asia. Celosia in the photo looks like tongues of flame - their color is so bright and the similarity of the shape of the inflorescences. This analogy gave the name to the plant, which in translation means "flaming or burning".
Celosia silvery is suitable for human consumption. Our ancestors feasted on edible young shoots and leaves in ancient times. Today it is loved by gardeners, who often decorate borders on their backyards with plantings of celosi.
The properties of celosia are known to remove helminths and other parasites from the body, which is especially appreciated in folk medicine.
Celosia in the photo looks different. This is due to the diversity of its species and varieties.
Celosia spikelet (hatton) has inflorescences strongly resembling ears of grain. The flowers can be painted in a variety of colors - from white to purple.
Celosia comb (cristata) characterized by the original form of inflorescences close to the cockscomb. A massive inflorescence forms gyrus along the upper edge, strewn with small flowers. Their colors are pink, yellow, purplish red and orange.
Cirrus celosia (plumose) represents paniculate bright inflorescences, which are collected in a compact bush and occupy half of the entire plant height.
Celosia is perfect for growing as a houseplant or garden plant. Plant not demanding in watering, it does not need to be watered on normal, moderately hot days. From fertilizers, celosia prefers mineral fertilizing, which contribute to its active flowering.