The genus Celosia belongs to the family of Amaranthaceae, it includes plants very appreciated for their showy inflorescent, colorful and fluffy flowers that rise above the leaves.

Celosia is native to tropical regions of Asia and Africa. In most species, flowering begins in late spring and can continue until late fall (autumn) in colder climates. Whereas, in subtropics and tropics, it is grown as a perennial.