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  • Cuphea Firecracker
    ‘Firecracker’ PP13,595
    (Flowering Only License)

Cuphea Firecracker
Cuphea Firecracker
Mounded and trailing plants are useful in baskets, mixed containers and as a groundcover. Bright red and purple flowers top solid green foliage.
  • General Information
    • Height: 10-14" (25-36cm)
    • Spread: 20-24" (51-61cm)
    • Exposure: Sun
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
    • Rooting Hormone: No
    • Average Days with Mist: 6-8
    • Pinch: Yes
    • Average Propagation Time (weeks): 3-4
    • Comments:
    • Soil pH: 5.4-5.8
    • Light Levels (fc): 6,000-12,000
    • Temperature Day: 71-79°F (22-26°C)
    • Temperature Night: 59-64°F (15-18°C)
    • Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
    • No. of Pinches: 1-2
    • Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: None
    • Pests: Whitefly, aphids
    • Diseases: Botrytis, Oedema, Root rot
    • Comments: Pinch as needed to shape. Keep soil moderately dry and maintain adequate air circulation during finishing to avoid Oedema. Fertilize regularly. Crop times will be shortest under high light.
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1-2 ppp, 6-8 weeks
    • 6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1-2 ppp, 7-9 weeks
    • 10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-5 ppp, 10-12 weeks
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