Production Location: Florida
Tray Size: 72 plants
Common Name: Red hot poker
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Mature Height: 36 inches
Exposure: Full Sun
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 65-75 F (days) 55-65 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 1.8-2.2
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 6 - 8 weeks
Growing Info: Pinching not required.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at low levels of 150 - 200 ppm N
Moisture Level: Allow plants to dry between ample waterings.
Watch for Pest and Disease: No serious insect or disease problems.
Vernalization Requirements: Beneficial, not necessary.
Supplemental Lighting: Plants benefit with 14+ hours photoperiod.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Long Day
Other: Flowering best after vernalization.