Kochia plant

Scientific name:Bassia scoparia

 Family name:Amaranthaceae

Common Name: Burningbush, کوچیا,Ragweed

The annual herbaceous plant Kochia has a deep taproot and can reach heights of 1.6 to 4.9 feet.The erect, spreading stems of kochia have several branches.The big annual herb known as kochia, or Bassia scoparia, is a member of the Amaranthaceae family and is indigenous to Eurasia. Kochia is a botanical wonder with mesmerizing characteristics. By outcompeting native species, this plant, which has allelopathic (toxic) traits, can swiftly establish a monoculture in disturbed regions. This lessens the diversity of native plants and crucial wildlife habitat. The taste of the plant is highly salty. The ideal temperature range for koochia plants is between 65 and 75 °F (18 and 24 °C).Observe Kochia’s seasonal transformations as a living example of the beauty of nature.

Planting And Care

Plant in full sun for optimal growth and to intensify the red color transformation in fall.

Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.

Easy to care for, requiring minimal effort to enjoy its stunning displays.

Use well-draining soil to avoid waterlogged conditions.

Pinch back Kochia occasionally to maintain its bushy and attractive shape.

Monitor for pests and treat early to preserve the plant’s health.