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Tecoma Kalama™ Pomegranate

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Compact tropical color that loves Summer heat! Perfect for smaller containers and spaces.
Red-orange blossoms with peek-a-boo golden orange centers create a fantastic two-tone display.

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

General Information

Height: 18-24" (46-61cm)
Spread: 16-18" (41-46cm)
Exposure: Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 72-102
Rooting Hormone: Yes
Average Days with Mist: 10-14
Pinch: Yes
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 6-8
Comments: Using a 14-4-14 or 15-5-15 fertilizer will help reduce stretch at the liner phase. Preventative fungicide applications are recommended.

Finishing

Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
Light Levels (fc): 4,000-6,000
Temperature Day: 70-75°F (21-24°C)
Temperature Night: 65-70°F (18-21°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 200
No. of Pinches: 1-2 depending; first pinch: 14-17 days after transplanting
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Growth regulators may not be necessary if plants are allowed to dry down moderately before watering.
Pests: Whitefly, spider mites, thrips, aphids
Diseases: Pythium, Leaf spot
Comments: Using fertilizers with low phosphorus during early stages will aid in minimizing stretching. Alternative finishing for Southern Regions would be a long cycle crop similar to those of dipladenia.

Crop Time (weeks)

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