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NEW Dipladenia Tropica™ Modesto Red

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Compact Bush

Sun-loving varieties are earlier to bloom, plus they have increased branching and blooming capacity versus current market competitors. The series offers extreme heat, drought and weather tolerance.

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

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Tropica Collection from Ball FloraPlant

General Information

Height: 24-36" (61-91cm)
Spread: 8-10" (20-25cm)
Exposure: Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 72-102
Rooting Hormone: Yes
Average Days with Mist: 12-14
Pinch: Yes
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 4-5
Comments: 1 pinch in propagation, 1 in finish stage


Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Light Levels (fc): 3,700-3,750
Temperature Day: 70-75°F (21-24°C)
Temperature Night: 60-70°F (16-21°C)
Fertilization (ppm N):
No. of Pinches: 1
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: None
Pests: Aphids (during early Spring), spider mites (during very dry weather)
Diseases: Fusarium, Pythium

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 16-18 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1 ppp, 20-22 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3 ppp, 20-22 weeks