Heat Tolerance: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Uses: containers, hanging baskets
Height: 10-15 inches
Flower Timing: Spring, Summer, Fall
Rooted or Unrooted? unrooted
USDA HARDINESS: 9 – 11
ROOTING: Easy to root, within 10-14 days at temperatures of 64-75oF (18-24oC).
For 4″ (10 cm) pot, use 1 plant per pot. Ready for sales (from rooted cutting) within 6-8 weeks.
For 6″ (15 cm) pot, use 1-2 plants per pot. Ready in 8-10 weeks.
When grown as 10″ (25 cm) hanging baskets, use 3 – 4 plants. Ready in 10-12 weeks.
PINCHING: One soft pinch during planting.
LIGHT INTENSITY: Full sunlight is preferable (min. 6,000 fc / 60,000 LUX).
TEMPERATURE: Day: 64-75oF (18-24oC) Night: 55-65oF (13-18oC).
FERTILIZATION: Constant feed with a balanced fertilizer, at levels of 200-250 ppm N, containing average micronutrients levels.
IRRIGATION: Constant moderate moisture. Excessive Dryness can cause petal drop.
MEDIUM: Well-drained, disease-free potting mix. pH : 5.5 – 6.3, EC: 0.6 – 0.9.
GROWTH REGULATORS: Optional. Not necessary under high light intensities.
1-3 sprays of ALAR (B-Nine) 2 gr/L according to required plant size.
PESTS AND DISEASES:
Insects: White Flies, Aphids, Trips. Spray preventatively.
Diseases: Botrytis, Pythium.
Drench with broad-spectrum fungicides as a preventative measure