Your grower, Mack Furlow of Sesonal Color Greenhouse, provided the below information:
Grower Tips For Rooted Cuttings:
Geraniums: Geraniums are mostly propagated in Oasis foam cubes. These cubes must be watered before transplant and watered in after transplant. The first week after transplant with geraniums in Oasis cubes is crucial because the Oasis cube must stay watered until the roots have grown out into the soil medium. Geraniums are also heavy feeders and require a constant feed of liquid fertilizer. Water geraniums with 20-10-20 fertilizer at about 200 ppm do not use time released fertilizers as a substitute. Geraniums tend to establish light green foliage as a result in lack of nutrition so remember Geraniums love fertilizer. Remove any dead foliage and buds until the plant has reached optimal size during the growing process. Weekly treatments of Cycocel at 1000 ppm will encourage more branching and higher bloom count.
Evolvulus, Lantana, Scaevolia and Verbena: Water rooted cuttings before transplant and plant in loose well drained watered medium. Good root aeration is important. If cuttings are not fully rooted, let them grow in for an additional week to ten days or be extremely gentle at time of transplant to make sure the entire root system gets transplanted. Once plants are established, they can tolerate drying out. Fertilize with 20-10-20 liquid feed fertilizer at 150-200 ppm at every irrigation. Do not use time released fertilizers. Height can be controlled with B-Nine growth regulators at 2500 ppm. Coleus and Ipomoea: Transplant watered liners into a well drained medium. Keep soil wet but not overly moist. Apply a constant feed of 150-200 ppm of 20-10-20 liquid feed fertilizer. Do not use time released fertilizers. Additional pinching during the growth process will produce more branching and a more desirable finished product. Height can be controlled with B-Nine growth regulators at 2500 ppm.
Mystic Spires Salvia: Transplant watered liners into a well drained medium. Water in after transplant. Fertilize with water soluble fertilizer every other watering with 20-10-20 at 150-200 ppm. Discontinue fertilizer feed about two week prior to sale to increase shelf life.
Mack Furlow Seasonal Color Greenhouses, Inc.
573 Archer Grove School Road Athens, GA 30607
(706) 424-0958 (C)(706) 227-6955 (O)(706) 425-1869 (F)
Dr. Teri Hamlin
North Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
204C Four Towers University of Georgia
Athens, Ga 30602
706-552-4461 / 706-540-0032[log in to unmask]