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Amaranthus caudatus is a ANNUAL growing to 2 m (6ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
Prefers a well-drained fertile soil in a sunny position. Grows moderately well in poor soils. Requires a hot sheltered position if it is to do well. Plants are drought resistant though reasonable moisture levels are required for germination and also at pollination. Some forms can tolerate a pH up to 8.5, there are also some that can tolerate mild salinity.