Amaranthus is one of the worlds oldest cereals, and features tiny flowers that are densely clustered to form long thick racemes (flower clusters), some upright and some cascading.
Care and Handling:
Foliage is generally removed from the stems. The hanging amaranthus often have very heavy inflorescences which can lead to broken stems if not handled carefully. Flower should be bright, and stems of the red should be a blush pink, stems of the green a light green. Neither stem nor flower ought to be faded and both ought to be turgid and well-hydrated. Examine for brown, or dehydrated or dropping clusters of florets. Stems should be cut and the flowers hydrated in a low sugar holding solution.