How Do You Take Care For Celosia Intenz?

How Do You Take Care For Celosia Intenz?

Celosia Intenz is easy to care for and only needs a minimum amount of water. It can be fed with dry or moist food but it’s an herbaceous plant so you should feed it on a regular basis to ensure healthy growth. Celosia Intenz is a great addition to your garden and will give you beautiful, vibrant blooms that last for weeks.

The flower stalks grow well in full sunlight and Partial shade and are tolerant of poor soil conditions, making them perfect for beginner gardeners. It needs at least 4-6 hours of sunlight each day. The following are the factors to consider when caring for Celosia Intenz;


Celosia Intenz prefer full sun to partial shade. It needs at least 4-6 hours of sunlight each day and will flower after the first two weeks of the year when it receives adequate sunlight.

It should receive direct sunlight that is not too hot or too cold. C

elosia Intenz should have full sunlight, but it’s hard to find this ideal in an indoor setting. The best thing is to do the best you can and make sure that they get at least four hours of sunlight each day.


Celosia Intenz is quite drought-tolerant and can survive long periods of drought. In fact, at times it may even grow more vigorously in a dry situation.

 If your Celosia Intenz is in a very dry area, then consider using an outside container with drainage holes and filling the pot with water before placing the bulb in the container. This will help to save water and prevent the soil from drying out altogether.

Celosia Intenz needs to be watered at least once a week and should have a good amount of moisture in the rootball/bulb. Before each watering, check the soil for moisture and if it’s slightly moist, then do not water.

If you are unsure about this method, then use a moisture gauge or stick your finger into the soil and check whether it’s moist or dry. When watering, try to go deep to ensure that all the roots are getting enough water and they remain healthy.


Celosia Intenz prefers well-drained, fertile soil that is rich in organic matter. It will also do well in average garden soil, but it will do better in sandy soils that drain faster than clay. The following are the ideal soil conditions for Celosia Intenz; sandy loam, sandy clay loam and neutral to alkaline soils that drain freely.

The soil pH should be 6.0 – 6.5 but Celosia Intenz can grow in acidic soils as well. It is not suggested to use peat pots to grow Celosia Intenz because the soil may become too dry in the winter months. The soil is sufficiently moist and moist, but when you water, try to make sure that the roots are not submerged completely because this will cause them to rot or become root bound.


Celosia Intenz prefers the temperature between 64-86 degrees Fahrenheit (18-30 degrees Celsius), preferably about 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 C). For a limited period without frost, the plant can withstand temperatures as high as 104°F (40 C) and as low as 32°F (0 C).


Celosia Intenz requires humidity of 40-90% because it is native to tropical and subtropical regions. It happens to be the most cold-tolerant member of the Celosia family and can withstand some freezing temperatures. If your home is air conditioned, you may find that the humidity in your home becomes very low. In dry conditions, try misting the leaves of your Celosia Intenz just once a day or place it near a humidifier during the winter months.


Celosia Intenz does not require much fertilization, but you can fertilize it once every three weeks when there is a noticeable sign of growth. If you are in doubt about this, then do not feed it at all until you’re sure that it needs it. When fertilizing, use liquid or moistened compost or well-rotted manure.

The following are some of the benefits of using organic fertilizer; it’s friendly for the environment and you will not end up with excess water in your soil which is often the case when using chemical fertilizers.


Celosia Intenz is easy to propagate from seeds and stem cutting.

When the seed is ripe, it must be immediately harvested and allowed to dry out in a warm, dry place for 12-18 hours. Then the seed can be sown in pots or directly in your garden soil. Planting time is about 3 -4 weeks after germination and the seeds can also be sown indoors. You will need to cover them with small soil particles to ensure that they’re not exposed to direct sunlight.


Celosia Intenz should be repotted every 2 years because it is a bulb plant. By this time, the top of the bulb should be one to two inches deep and you can then remove the excess soil. The next step is to allow it to flower for a few weeks before putting it in full sunlight again to ensure that its roots are healthy.

The pot size should be about half the size of the previous one, so keep it in mind when repotting. When repotting, only use fresh compost that is rich in organic matter and some peat moss if you want to increase drainage.


Celosia Intenz does not require much pruning, but the flower stalks can be cut back after the flowers have died. Pinching off the tips of the flower stalks encourages more growth and blooming. You can also pinch in between the leaf nodes. You should perform a light pruning in the spring after blooming.

The pruning is usually done right after flowering and it’s also important to prune off any dead leaves as well. Spray the flower heads with water regularly to help prevent fungi and diseases from spreading. If you are not sure how to tell when the leaves are dead, pinch it off and see if more come back or just let them grow without pinching them off.


Celosia Intenz produce flower stalks in the spring, summer and autumn for about 1 – 2 months and the blooms are usually produced in dense clusters of 6-10 flowers, the flowers are purple, pink, yellow red and white. You may see the flowers start to fade after a few weeks or may see that it only produces one or two heads of flowers but expect them to re-bloom in a few years.

Pests and Diseases:

Celosia Intenz is a very pest and disease free plant, making it suitable for container culture. When there are problems, the following may be responsible; weather problems such as heavy rain, freezing temperatures or strong winds can cause diseases to develop.

You may also find that pests are present in your garden or house if you do not keep it properly maintained. The following are some of the most common pests or diseases; aphids, mealy bugs and thrips can be found on the underside of the leaf, these insects cause yellow spots.

Is Celosia Intenz Easy To Grow?

Celosia Intenz is easy to grow and does not require much maintenance, but it will grow larger and bloom better if you keep it well maintained. It is a great flower for anyone who has a green thumb because it does not require much care, but you must ensure that the conditions are suitable for it.

Outdoors, Celosia Intenz prefers bright light and temperatures of 64-86 F (18-30 C). The temperature can be maintained in the 68-82 F (20-28 C) range when indoors. The sunlight indoors must be bright and the plant can tolerate some direct sunlight.

The soil must be moist but well drained with a pH of 6.0-6.5 and should not be allowed to dry out completely during the winter months because it will cause the leaves to rot. The Celosia Intenz should be fertilized once every 3 weeks from early spring until summer with liquid or composted fertilizer that is high in nitrogen.

You should also cover the soil with a fine layer of organic matter that is high in organic matter to ensure that the plant is not exposed to direct sunlight. The flowers should be allowed to bloom in full sun between April and July and they will continue to flower indoors until September or October when they go into winter rest. When watering the Celosia Intenz, water thoroughly but allow the soil to dry out before watering again.

When you are planning to grow the plant indoors, ensure that you follow the same process as for outdoor planting. The bulb should be allowed to go into winter storage for about 6 – 8 weeks then put in a bright window or room that is 50 and 70 F (10-21 C).

Is Celosia Intenz A Hardy Plant?

Celosia Intenz is not considered to be a hardy plant if you live in areas with very cold winters. It is also not suitable for areas with long, cold winters. During the winter, the plant should be put in a cool spot that is about 50 F (10 C) but not under direct sunlight and it should be kept moist.

Ideally, you should keep it in a place where it gets indirect sunlight for about 6 months. It can grow outdoors if the temperatures are not too extreme and if you make sure that the soil is moist at all times. You should plant Celosia Intenz in the spring and keep it in a sheltered location, preferably outside.

The bulbs should be sown in the spring, mid-summer and mid-autumn. If you live in areas with long, cold winters you should use a heat mat to ensure that it will survive until spring. The bulbs can be planted directly into the soil if you live in an area with warm summers or during summer/autumn as long as they are sheltered from strong sunlight.

You should sprout the seeds indoors and transplant them into the garden. In areas with long, cold winters you should overwinter the bulbs by putting them in a cool place, like a garage or basement and keep them moist. You can also bury the bulbs in a container that is filled with sand and water them periodically before planting them outdoors in late spring.

In areas with short, mild winters, you can use Celosia Intenz to create a colorful house for your front or backyard. You should be aware that the flower may need some protection from strong winds during the winter months.

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