Dorotheanthus Variegated Rooted Cutting Liner

Dorotheanthus Variegated - Rooted Cutting Liner

Our Product CodeDOR
Sold in Liners of 100
Price Per Plug: 44¢
Total Per Tray: $44.00
1/3 Partial Tray
Price Per Plug: 59¢
Total Per Tray: $20.65

North Carolina Farms, Inc.
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Our Dorotheanthus Liners (also called Livingstone Daisy) are native to South Africa and are very easy to grow. These unique low-growing plants produce a small red flower and can be used alone or in combination planters. As heat- and drought-tolerant plants, dorotheanthus make good groundcovers in landscapes as well.


Growing Tips

For best results with dorotheanthus, use a constant feed program of 200 ppm N. Watch EC levels and maintain 1.8-2.2 mS/cm. If your EC level gets too high, you can leach with clear water to avoid fertilizer salt build-up. A pH between 5.6 and 6.2 is important for the healthiest plant color.

Flowering

Dorotheanthus will flower naturally as the days lengthen and continue to flower all season long. They grow best under high light conditions; they do not tolerate lower light levels in the landscape or greenhouse. To improve growth, branching and flowering, keep them in bright light.

Pinching

We recommend one pinch of Dorotheanthus either before transplanting or 5-10 days after. You can pinch larger pots and containers a second time to shape them, but it is usually not required.

Spacing

Dorotheanthus spread to 18-20" so space your plants accordingly. We recommend a final pot size of 4-10" with adequate spacing.

Height Control

Plant growth regulators are not necessary for Dorotheanthus.

Pests

Dorotheanthus do not have any significant insect problems.

Disease

Dorotheanthus is not prone to many diseases, but don't oversaturate the soil. If the plant sits in moist soil for an extended amount of time, you could end up with root rot or botrytis. Botrytis grey rot is usually associated with wet or humid conditions. You can prevent botrytis by allowing the plant to dry out between waterings, allowing for good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing to allow the sun to penetrate to the soil level. The most common chemicals used to treat botrytis and root rot are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label's instructions.

Planting Dorotheanthus Variegated Liners

  1. We recommend planting 4-5 starter plants per 10 inch basket. Use a well-drained soil in your baskets and plant your starter plants deep, allowing the ellepot to be completely covered by the soil. If you are planting 4" pots, 1 plant per pot should be sufficient. Plant it directly in the middle of your pot.
  2. Pinching is recommended 5-10 days after transplantation. A second pinch may be necessary depending on the size and shape of the final pot.

Rooted Cuttings

Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Dorotheanthus Variegated Quick Reference Guide
4" crop time5-6 Weeks
10" crop time11-12 weeks
Bloom PeriodSpring
ColorRed
HabitTrailing/Spreading
Height6-8 Inches
LightFull Sun
Minimum Temp60
Perennial ZoneNo Hardy
Water NeedsLight
Patented PlantNo


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