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Celosia Intenz™ Lipstick

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An easy-to-produce plant with bold flower spikes that look great at retail. Continues to bloom throughout the Summer and Fall…making it the perfect plant for an indoor program or in the garden.
Breeder Acknowledgment: Bred by FLORITEC.

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

General Information

Height: 18" (46cm)
Spread: 12" (30cm)
Exposure: Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 78
Rooting Hormone: Yes
Average Days with Mist: 25-28
Pinch: Yes
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 4
Comments: Must pinch 14-16 days after stick. It would be typical to have 6-8 leaves remaining below the pinch.


Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Light Levels (fc): 1,000-2,500
Temperature Day: 68-72°F (20-22°C)
Temperature Night: 62-65°F (17-18°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 100-175
No. of Pinches: 1
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: B-Nine is typically used at 2,500 ppm to assist in minimizing internode stretch. The first application should be made approximately 2 weeks after the pinch, when new shoots are about 1.5 in. (4 cm) in length. Then spray once a week for about 3 weeks. Bonzi drench at 1 to 2 ppm has also shown to be effective.
Pests: Aphids, thrips, mites, leafminers
Diseases: Botrytis

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 8-9 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 2-3 ppp, 10-12 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-4 ppp, 12-14 weeks
Celosia Intenz™ Lipstick

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