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Heliotrope Marine

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Upright plant performs well in landscapes, baskets and patio planters.

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

General Information

Height: 10-14" (25-36cm)
Spread: 12-18" (30-46cm)
Exposure: Partial Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
Rooting Hormone: Optional
Average Days with Mist: 6-9
Pinch: No
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 3-4
Comments: Stick immediately upon arrival. Apply preventative fungicide spray after sticking. Reduce mist as soon as possible.


Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
Light Levels (fc): 5,000-9,000
Temperature Day: 71-76°F (22-24°C)
Temperature Night: 50-61°F (10-16°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
No. of Pinches: 1-2
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Use B-Nine 1,500-3,000 ppm and Cycocel 750-1,000 ppm tank mix(S).
Pests: Whitefly, mites, aphids
Diseases: Root rot
Comments: Cool temperatures and high light will reduce or eliminate any need for plant growth regulators.

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 6-7 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1-2 ppp, 8-9 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-5 ppp, 10-12 weeks
Heliotrope Marine