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  • Mecardonia Little Sunshine
    ‘SAKMEC002’ PP24,515
    (Flowering Only License)

Mecardonia Little Sunshine
Mecardonia Little Sunshine
USDA Zone: Zone 10
  • This easy-to-produce variety flowers from Spring to Fall, making it versatile in programs all year long.
  • It is very tolerant of cool and warm conditions, and it will not cycle out of color at the point of sale.
  • It works well in 4-in. (10-cm) pots to hanging baskets, and offers great performance in the landscape.
  • General Information
    • Height: 4-6" (10-15cm)
    • Spread: 14-18" (36-46cm)
    • Exposure: Sun
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 105, 207
    • Rooting Hormone: Yes
    • Average Days with Mist: 6-8
    • Pinch: Yes
    • Average Propagation Time (weeks): 4
    • Comments: Rooting hormone is recommended, but not required.
    • Soil pH: 5.5-6.0
    • Light Levels (fc): 3,500-6,000
    • Temperature Day: 68-77°F (20-25°C)
    • Temperature Night: 68°F (20°C)
    • Fertilization (ppm N): 150-200
    • No. of Pinches: 2 for pot sizes over 6 in. (15 cm)
    • Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Plant Growth Regulators not needed when grown in high light.
    • Pests: Aphids, fungus gnats, slugs/snails
    • Diseases: Botrytis, Root and stem rot
    • Comments: Mecardonia is heat and drought tolerant in the landscape. Generally, finished production pots can be produced with little to no maintenance required.
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 6-8 weeks
    • 6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 2-3 ppp, 6-8 weeks
    • 10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 5-6 ppp, 10-12 weeks
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