Portulaca ColorBlast Plumberry

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Description

Flower Color: Neon Pink
Type: Annual
Habit: Semi-Trailing
Foliage: Green
Heat Tolerance: 
Patented: Yes
Uses: Yes
Height: 
Flower Timing: 
Brand: Westhoff
Rooted or Unrooted? unrooted

USDA HARDINESS: 10 – 11

 

ROOTING: about 10 days at temperatures of 64-75 F

 

PLANTING:

For 4″ (10 cm) Pot, use 1 plant per pot. Ready for sales (from rooted cutting) within 4-6 weeks.

For 6 — (15 cm) Pot, use 1-3 plants per pot. Ready in 6-8 weeks.

For 10″ (25 cm) Hanging Baskets, use 3-5 plants. Ready in 10-13 weeks.

 

PINCHING: Once, in trays – about 10 days before liner planting, or about 10 days after planting and establishing.

 

LIGHT INTENSITY: Full sunlight to partial shade (min. 5,000 FC / 50,000 LUX).

 

TEMPERATURES: Day: 70-80 F, Night: 62-68 F

 

FERTILIZATION: Constant feed, with a balanced fertilizer (200-250ppm N) that contains average levels of micronutrients.

 

IRRIGATION: Keep moist, but not over-watered, to control growth.

 

MEDIUM: Well-drained, disease-free potting mix. pH : 5.5 – 6.5, 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.

Moderate irrigation and low temperatures will also reduce the need for chemical plant growth regulators (PGR).

 

DISEASES & PEST CONTROL: Insects: White Flies, Aphids, Thrips. Diseases: Botrytis, Pythium, Rhizoctonia.

Additional information

Brand

Westhoff

Flower Color

Pink

Flower Type

Annual