Flower Color: White
Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Rooted or Unrooted? unrooted
ROOTING: 12-14 days, at temperatures of 64-75o
PLANTING: For 4″ (10 cm) pot, use 1 plant per pot. Ready for sales (from rooted cutting) within 5-7 weeks.
For 6″ (15 cm)pot, use 1-2 plants per pot. Ready in 7-9 weeks.
For 10″ (25 cm) hanging baskets or pots, use 3-4 plants. Ready in 9-11 weeks.
PINCHING: Pinch once, 10-14 days after planting.
LIGHT INTENSITY: Full sunlight to partial shade (min. 5,000 fc / 50,000 LUX).
TEMPERATURE: Day 64-75o, Cool Nights 52-59o
FERTIZILATION: Constant feed, with a balanced fertilizer (200 ppm N), that contains average levels of micronutrients with a slightly increased level of iron.
IRRIGATION: Keep moist, however make sure the medium is well drained and avoid surplus watering.
MEDIUM: Well-drained, disease-free potting mix. pH 5.5- 6.0, EC 0.6 – 0.9.
GROWTH REGULATORS: Optional. Not necessary under high light intensities. 1-3 sprays of ALAR (B-Nine) 2 r/L according to required plant size.
DISEASES & PEST CONTROL: Diseases: Botrytis, Pythium, Crown and Root Rots. Avoid burying crown too deeply when transplanting. Drench with a broad-spectrum fungicides. Diascia is sensitive to several viruses; therefore it is essential to start with virus-free material.
Insects: Aphids, White Flies. Spray preventatively prior to bloom.