Dragons Breath


The dragon breath plant is an easy flower to care for that doesn’t need high humidity or fertilization often. Unfortunately, it can become susceptible to root rot, powdery mildew, and pest infestations requiring pesticide treatment.

SunPatiens and SuperCal petunias pair well with Profusion Zinnias as sun-loving plants; plus, they make an attractive cut flower.


The dragonbreath plant is an exquisite flower that thrives in full sun. As an annual, its care requires little once established; however, pests and diseases may pose threats. To ensure its success, provide plenty of sunlight while carefully watering needs. A lovely addition to any garden or patio, it also makes an attractive houseplant!

Celosias feature an eye-catching shape resembling flame or the crest of a rooster, and they come in varieties with plumed, spiked, and crested blooms resembling flame or the head of a rooster crest. Each variety offers something different; plumed Celosia plants produce feathery blooms resembling love, while spiked and crested types have pointed flowers with spiked stems reaching flame. Additionally, Celosia flowers come in pink, white, red, and yellow-orange bi-color versions that add beauty to any landscape! These stunning blooms add charm.

Cockscomb celosias thrive in warm, sunny locations with well-draining soil with ample organic material such as compost or aged manure while receiving regular feedings of light organic fertilizer to maximize nutrient absorption. They prefer cooler night temperatures for enhanced flower and foliage coloring.

These plants may be planted in spring or fall, although spring planting requires greater attention due to frost risks. When planting in spring, please wait until all danger of frost has passed before digging a hole twice as wide as your plant’s root ball and setting it gently into it; loosen its roots as necessary as you place the plant into it before filling in and tamping down soil before watering thoroughly until established plants appear.

These plants are relatively easy to care for yet susceptible to slugs and other pests. To deter the latter, spread a layer of crushed eggshells around the plant or try ground coffee beans or lavender as an alternative slug barrier. You could also try creating a beer can trap by filling an empty can with beer before covering it with plastic wrap or tin foil – either way; it will help deter pests!


Dragons breath is an annual flower that makes for an eye-catching accent or filler in bouquets, yet has also gained widespread use as ground cover in landscape designs. Its vibrant hues and distinctive shape have caught the attention of gardeners; plus, its ease of care requirements make it suitable for container gardens, too! For optimal performance of your dragon’s breath plant, provide ample sunlight and regularly water it!

Celosia ‘Dragon’s Breath Red’ makes an eye-catching addition to any garden, blooming throughout summer and fall to provide bright splashes of color when other flowers have faded. Perfectly complements other blooms such as Sakata Seed’s new marigold variety ‘Proud Mari’, or Double Profusion Zinnias from Sakata Seed!

Compact plants tend to increase but must only be repotted once every few months, though repotting might occasionally be necessary. When repotting, make sure not to put too much strain on their roots by choosing well-draining soil that buried roots at roughly the same depth they did previously in their old pot; it might also be wise to incorporate compost or organic matter into the mix to improve drainage while providing additional nutrition.

Watering a dragon’s breath plant properly means ensuring water flows throughout its soil, avoiding saturated areas where roots could rot, and over-fertilization could result in leaf burn and root rot. Furthermore, it’s recommended that you use liquid or granular fertilizers once each month to fertilize your soil to promote optimal growth; overdoing this, however, could lead to leaf burn and root rot.

Under ideal conditions, dragon’s breath plants require only warm, sunny locations with enough light. In terms of soil pH levels, these hardy perennials thrive in acidic, alkaline, or neutral varieties; frost tolerance and drought tolerance are also high if well-established. Water your dragon’s breath plant at least once every week during its growing season for best results; otherwise, it could wilt quickly and cease producing flowers altogether.


Dragon’s Breath Celosia (Celosia coccinea) is an easy, low-maintenance perennial that flourishes in sunny areas with well-draining soil, with blooms appearing from July through fall, adding vibrant splashes of color to gardens or plant containers. This plant proliferates from seed or stem cuttings – not to mention that bees and other pollinators find them attractive additions to any landscape!

Dragon’s breath plants can often be mistaken for tropical blooms; however, they are annuals. While not surviving winter in cold climates, they will regenerate from underground roots once spring comes. Potted and window box gardens make ideal environments to grow these flowers that also make an eye-catching filler in bouquets.

Dragon’s Breath is a vigorous, fast-growing plant that requires minimal maintenance. Perfect for sunny gardens or patio containers in warm environments with ample sun exposure, this hardy perennial thrives in most types of soil – just plant in early spring when soil temperature starts warming up – though for optimal performance, plant it when conditions allow; an ideal setting may include coco coir, peat moss, vermiculite or pumice which has an acidity between 6.0 and 6.5.

Once the seeds have been sown, gradually expose them to outdoor conditions by increasing exposure over a week. Once frost risk has passed, transplant seedlings into an area receiving 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily with well-draining soil; space them 12-18 inches apart.

The vibrant red flowers and long-lasting foliage of a dragon’s breath plant bring an energy-enhancing aesthetic to any landscape. Pruning regularly to encourage bushy growth and more flowering may promote prolific flowering. You could also use these cutting flowers in bouquets for centerpieces.

As with other plants, dragon’s breath is susceptible to numerous pests and diseases threatening its well-being, some of the most prevalent being slugs and rabbits. Slugs are an annoying and destructive garden pest that can kill dragon’s breath if left untreated; rabbits love chewing this colorful plant, which causes unsightly discoloration if left untamed; using rabbit repellent on its leaves may help deter these beastly animals from wilting or even chewing away entirely – using rabbit repellent on its leaves can prevent them altogether!


Dragon’s breath plants make an eye-catching statement in any garden. Placed in sunny locations with well-draining soil, these vibrant bloomers will thrive from spring through fall, adding splashes of deep green and red blooms that bring life and color to outdoor spaces. Additionally, check out Celosia Dracula; its dark foliage has a mesmerizing appeal, which pairs beautifully with other dark-hued plants or vibrant green ones to create a striking contrast.

To maximize Dragons Breath plant’s growth, ensure it receives 6- 8 hours of sun each day. Although light shade during the hottest part of the day may help, too much dye may cause it to become weak and leggy. Although Dragons Breath plants require lots of water, it’s essential not to overwater as this could lead to root rot fungus; water when the top 2 inches of soil become dry instead.

Dragons Breath plants are susceptible to pest infestations as with other fast-growing plants. To combat this issue, it may be beneficial to plant pest-repellent plants near Dragons Breath plants to deter common pests such as slugs, thrips, and mealybugs from damaging your crop.

The Dragons Breath plant can be propagated either by seed or cuttings. When multiplying by root, plant your seeds in late spring after all risk of frost has passed, and move to a larger pot once germinated. Make sure it can hold all roots without exerting too much pressure; use quick-draining soil.

Once the seedlings have taken root, they require regular watering. Although plants shouldn’t become overwatered, soil should always remain moist. Apply a balanced fertilizer once every month during their growing season, following any instructions on its label, as too much can cause burn spots on leaves.

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