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Agriculture > Vegetables > Amaranthus (Amaranthus spp.)

Climate & Soil

Amaranth grows well in both hot humid and hot dry climates. The plant prefers temperatures between 25 and 30°C. Amaranth is photosensitive and most species will flower when day lengths are shorter than 12 hours. Amaranth grows best in a loam or silty loam soil with good water holding capacity, but it can grow on a wide range of soil types and soil moisture lev­els. Some species are tolerant to drought. It can tolerate a soil pH from 4.5 to 8.0.

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