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Amaranth 'Opopeo'

Amaranthus cruentus

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Opopeo is a variety of Amaranth which is a member of the Amaranthus family. Its botanical name is Amaranthus cruentus 'Opopeo'. Opopeo is a variety of heirloom OP Amaranth .

Mexican heirloom. Young leaves are edible. Easy to grow from seed.

This variety is an Flower that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Opopeo normally reaches to a mature height of 3.90 feet (1.20 metres).

Mexico is believed to be where Opopeo originates from.

Opopeo Amaranth is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Opopeo have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Opopeo

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Opopeo is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Opopeo needs a soil ph of 5.5 to 7.0 (weakly acidic soil - neutral soil).

Growing Opopeo from seed

For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 15°C / 59°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Opopeo about 28 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Opopeo

Opopeo is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Opopeo