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Celosia Floriosa Red Dark Leaf

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Provides a high-quality, uniform product. Flowers from April as a cheerful Spring bloomer to October as a rewarding Fall décor program in pots on balconies or in gardens. If finishing before the end of May, Floriosa will require black cloth – an exciting extension for this plant. This provides a great opportunity to use Floriosa for container programs paired well with other colors or with the Twisted or Intenz Celosia programs!

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

General Information

Height: 10-14" (25-36cm)
Spread: 10-16" (25-41cm)
Exposure: Partial Sun, 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 to 8 leaves remaining below the pinch.


Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Light Levels (fc): 1,000-2,500
Temperature Day: 75-80°F (24-27°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, 7-8 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 2-3 ppp, 8-9 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-4 ppp, 9-10 weeks
Celosia Floriosa Red Dark Leaf