Kochia's are usually grown for their bush effect. They have bright light green foliage and grown for their decorative use either isolated or in bushes.
There is no need to cut them; they naturally take an oval shape. They are resistant to dryness. The green foliage can become burgundy / red in autumn. They can be grown for temporary hedging too.
Pot Culture: Kochia can be sown directly into pots. They need to be grown in 14"to 18"pots. Sow directly 3 mm deep and water lightly. Keep one plant per pot. Water lightly. Keep in shade till they germinate in about 10-12 days. Gradually exposed to full sun. Soil should be moist but not wet. Later keep 2-3 healthy seedlings in the pot and discard the rest.
In Ground: To grow in ground, make seedlings first. Once the seedlings are 2-3 weeks old, transplant them into their fixed position in your garden. The spacing between plants should be 60 cm. Provide sufficient manure in the ground.
Watering should be done when the soil is dry. Keep it moist. During rains ensure there is no water logging. Feed Bahaar (liquid) fertilizer once in 15 days and later once buds appear feed Maxi grow fertilizer. It will ensure more flowers Continue once in 7 days till the end of last flowers. To keep the soil enriched, put Biogro (organic manure) once a month.
The variety in this packet is of the trichophylla type that grows into an oval shaped bush. The bush is fully matured in 70-80 days.