Flower Color: Blue
Heat Tolerance: Very good
Brand: Floraplant SA de CV|Quality Cuttings|Westhoff
Rooted or Unrooted? unrooted
ROOTING: 3 to 4 weeks, at temperatures of 64-75 F. Rooting hormone is optional.
USDA HARDINESS: 9 -11
For 4″ (10 cm) pot, use 1 plant per pot. Ready for sales (from rooted cutting) within 7-8 weeks.
For 6″ (15 cm) pot, use 1-2 plants per pot. Ready in 8-10 weeks.
For 10″ (25 cm) hanging baskets or pots, use 3 – 4 plants. Ready in 10-13 weeks.
PINCHING: Once at liner planting.
LIGHT INTENSITY: Full sunlight is preferable. (min.5,000fc / 50,000 LUX). Grows well in hot weather, very heat tolerant (35-38 _).
TEMPERATURE: Day: 64-80 F, Cool Night: 55-64 F.
Grows well in hot weather, very heat tolerant
FERTIZILATION: Constant feed, with a balanced fertilizer (150-200 ppm N), that contains average levels of micronutrients with a slightly increased level of iron.
Very sensitive to phosphate toxicity levels above 125 ppm.
IRRIGATION: Moderate moisture levels.
MEDIUM: Well drained peat/perlite 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 gr/L according to required plant size.
DISEASES & PEST CONTROL:
Insects: Watch for White Flies, Thrips and Leaf Miners. Spray as a preventative.
Diseases: No apparent problems if average sanitation practices are followed.
Drench with broad spectrum fungicides at liner planting.