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Preserved amaranth: The flower of immortality
Amaranth is an extremely colourful outdoor plant with many decorative possibilities. It comes from the Americas, from where it was exported to Europe by the first colonists.
The meaning of amaranth is “immortal”, as in the old days is was considered to be a real flower of immortality because of its many benefits. The ancient people of Mexico used the seeds as part of their staple diet, together with corn and beans.
Its laborious cultivation is similar to that of corn, and it is harvested mainly for its seeds, which in many places are now starting to be considered the “food of the future”. It is used as a substitute for soya because of its properties which are good for the heart, among other benefits.
Amaranth: The perfect flower for your floral art compositions
However, amaranth has many other uses, above all for floral decoration. This plant belongs to the Amaranthaceae family. There are many varieties of this plant, many of which are edible, as we have just seen.
One of their characteristics is that they have a specific life-cycle, in this case it is an annual life-cycle. At the end of autumn, the plant dies and then sprouts again. For this reason, the ancient indigenous people thought of it as the plant that never dies and that, like the phoenix bird, always rises up from its ashes.
Regarding its growth, it should be noted that it can reach large sizes. Its most peculiar characteristic is its inflorescence. Amaranth flowers are extremely decorative, and are ideal for filling flower beds. They are at their best in autumn, as their colour and beauty make them stand out from other plants.
There are different kinds of amaranth, which differ in how they flower, all of which are extremely beautiful and colourful. The most well-known variety is Kiwicha, which originates from Peru. It can reach up to three meters in length and, despite this, remains completely upright. Its flowers can be many colours: red, pink, green, yellow, etc.
Thanks to its great beauty and many decorative properties, this flower is used to make indoor floral compositions of great beauty and colour.
Now, Verdissimo makes it possible for you to enjoy their beauty for your interior decoration, without worrying about whether they have access to direct sunlight, and without having to water and replace the flowers often. We use the preservation technique to achieve long-lasting, spectacular results. You will find your amaranth plants treated and prepared so that you can create your own floral art compositions. They can be used to make a beautiful floral arrangement as a centrepiece or for the most sophisticated indoor plant decorations.
At Verdissimo you will find an incredible variety of preserved plants and flowers and a great team of advisors for your interior decoration.
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