Fantasia™ Neon Rose Zonal Geranium
Excellent uniformity for more plants per sq. ft. and optimum shipping density. Targeted range of core and novelty colors simplifies selection. Best suited to 5-in. (13-cm) and larger pots and hanging baskets.

Available as Genesis direct-stick cuttings.


Protection Information: 'Balfanero' PP16,534
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Culture Details
  • General Information

    • Height:
      12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
      Spread:
      12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
      Exposure:
      Sun
  • Propagation Guide

    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray):
      See Comments
      Rooting Hormone:
      Optional (increases uniformity/speed of rooting)
      Average Days with Mist:
      9-12
      Pinch:
      No
      Average Propagation Time (weeks):
      3-4

      Average propagation time for perennials includes 3-5 weeks to bulk-up the liner before beginning cold treatment when started in late Summer or early Autumn.

      Comments:
      Stick immediately upon arrival. Geraniums are best rooted in a media in strip form to allow for maximum air flow and avoid foliage overlap. After initial rehydration, careful misting is required to optimize callus and root initiation. Mature leaves should show slight wilting at midday and regain turgor in the late afternoon under ideal mist conditions. Leaf petiole wilting indicates undermisting. Overmisting leads to Botrytis. Remove flower buds at transplanting.
  • Finishing

    • Soil pH:
      6.2-6.6
      Light Levels (fc):
      3,500-6,000
      Temperature Day:
      65-76°F (18-24°C)
      Temperature Night:
      62-67°F (16-19°C)
      Fertilization (ppm N):
      225-300
      No. of Pinches:
      0
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench:
      Cycocel(S) 750-1,000 ppm to control growth; Florel(S) 200-300 ppm to improve branching.
      Pests:
      Fungus gnats, thrips, aphids, mites
      Diseases:
      Botrytis, Pythium, Xanthomonas
      Comments:
      Fantasia Geraniums usually do not require PGRs to produce high-quality plants.
  • Crop Time (weeks)

    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts :
      1 ppp, 8-9 weeks
      6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons:
      1-2 ppp, 9-10 weeks
      10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets:
      4-5 ppp, 11-13 weeks
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