Rooted or Unrooted? unrooted
USDA HARDINESS: 10 – 11
ROOTING: about 10 days at temperatures of 64-75 F
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.