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Gomphrena Piñata

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Offers a nice, mounding to upright habit and bold, bright, hot pink blooms with cream and gold-striped foliage. Exceptional heat and drought tolerance. Eye-catching color all Summer long!

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

General Information

Height: 14-16" (36-41cm)
Spread: 10-12" (25-30cm)
Exposure: Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 78
Rooting Hormone: Yes
Average Days with Mist: 14-21
Pinch: Yes
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 3-4
Comments: Bottom heat speeds up root development.


Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
Light Levels (fc): 3,500-5,000
Temperature Day: 65-72°F (18-22°C)
Temperature Night: 66°F (19°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 150-200
No. of Pinches: 1-2
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: If necessary, applying B-Nine (daminozide) at 1,500 ppm/0.15% is an option to control plant height and/or help tone the plant.
Pests: Thrips
Diseases: Botrytis
Comments: Pinch once 2 weeks after transplant, unless growing in larger containers. Piñata is a heat-loving plant. Keep this in mind when growing on – to not start too early in the northern regions. Keep soil moderately dry.

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 7-8 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1-2 ppp, 8-10 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 2-3 ppp, 10-12 weeks
Gomphrena Piñata

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