Temperature Needs Day/Night: 70-75°F/55-60°F 21-24°C/13-16°C
During rooting keep soil temperature measured in the liner at 70°F/21°C until cuttings are well-rooted. After planting the liner, keep temperature up until roots have developed nicely. Afterward follow recommendations.
The use of “Cool Morning“ treatments will improve plant quality, flower and foliage color, and plant habit, and harden the plants. Lower the temperature by 8-12°F/4-6°C 2 hours before sunrise until 2-3 hours after sunrise. Start treatments after plants are rooted in, well-branched and cover the media (reach the pot edges). To avoid delayed flowering, keep the average day temperature under a close watch and if necessary, increase night temperatures. Finishing of the crop depends on the average day temperature, and positive or negative DIF methods as well as “Cool Morning” can be used to improve plant quality.
Pinch after Transplant (unpinched liners):optional
Light Levels in Foot Candles:4,000 to 7,000
Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) (S) = spray / (D) = drench:B-Nine 1,500 PPM/Cycocel 500 PPM (S), Paclobutrazol 1-2 PPM (D), Sumagic 0.5-1 PPM (D)
Pests and Fungal Diseases:Phytopthora, Powdery Mildew, Botrytis, Pythium, Aphids, Leafminer, Spider Mites, Thrips