Cockscomb, Wine Red (0.85m)
[Noah Garden Centre CNY 2021 Exclusive]
The blossoms of the Cockscomb plant resemble roosters’ cockscombs, giving it its name. In Chinese, its name is ‘鸡冠花’, which means Rooster’s crown flower. The Chinese believe that roosters have the ability to ward off evil spirits as it crows during the break of dawn. Additionally, the word Rooster, ‘鸡’ rhymes with the word ‘吉’, which means luck, solidifying its position as one of the must have plants for the Lunar New Year.
Sunlight: Full or partial sunlight
Water: Water daily, increase amount of water given if leaves of the Cockscomb plant droops
Fertiliser: Fertiliser is not required when plants are in bloom.
Plant size: approx. 65cm (85cm with pot) (vary in sizes)
Rootball size: 22cmØ x 18cmH
Pot type: Comes in a brown plastic landscape pot (with drainage holes).
* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.
* Kindly take note when you're purchasing matching pot, the diameter has to be larger than the rootball size.
Soil for Cockscomb
Cockscomb should be grown in fertilised potting mix. Make or buy a fertilised mix which consist of coco peat moss or coconut fibre (coir), vermiculite or perlite, compost and other ingredients. A lightweight soil for Cockscomb plants needs to provide good drainage, hold moisture, and give roots room to grow.
All plants depend on light for their survival, and making sure your plants get the right amount of light is key to keeping them happy. For both indoor and outdoor containers, group plants with similar light requirements. Don't mix shade lovers with sun lovers in a single pot; one or both of them will be unhappy, depending on where you place the pot.