The paracress is indigenous to Tropical Brazil. The beautiful, Tropical, annual, about 20 cm tall spice plant with its bright, yellow flowers and red centre offers a very special taste experience. The paracress can be grown in a pot, tub, window box or outdoors. It is also called “hussar’s head“ for the shape of the flower has a strong resemblance to the headdress of a hussar.
Being germinated by light, the seeds should just lightly be pressed into moist cultivation soil or herb soil and be kept evenly moist. At temperatures of 12°-22°C, the seeds germinate after 9-14 days. Wait until mid-May, if you plan to sow the seeds outdoors.