Plectranthus Swedish Ivy Purple Rooted Cutting Liner

Plectranthus Swedish Ivy Purple - Rooted Cutting Liner

Our Product CodeSWP
Sold in Liners of 100
Price Per Plug: 38¢
Total Per Tray: $38.00
1/3 Partial Tray
Price Per Plug: 53¢
Total Per Tray: $18.55

North Carolina Farms, Inc.
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Plectranthus (commonly called Swedish Ivy) is a large genus with over 300 species. These evergreen annuals are from Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands. Grown for their colored foliage, these plants are best used in hanging baskets or cascading elements in mixed containers. Our trailing varieties can make well-formed baskets quickly and provide summer sales in the hot months when blooming plants have passed their peak. Preferring partial sun, market these as porch plants with morning or late afternoon sun.


Growing Tips

 

For best results with Plectranthus, we recommend growing in a humid environment using a constant feed program of 150-200 ppm N. Maintain a pH between 6.0 - 6.5.

To help your customers create a humid environment in their home, instruct them to place the pot on top of a saucer filled with rocks and pour water into the saucer, making sure that the water level never reaches the bottom of the pot.

Pinching

Pinching is recommended 5-10 days after transplantation. A second pinch may be necessary depending on the size and shape of the final pot.

Spacing

Space pots adequately to allow for light penetration and airflow between foliage of adjacent pots. We recommend 6-8 inches for 4” pots and 18-24 inches for 10” pots.

Height Control

We do not recommend PGRs for Swedish Ivy. Pinching is the best way to control height. An initial pinch is recommended, but additional pinching may be necessary to shape your final product.

Pests

Mealybugs and spider mites are the primary pests attracted to Plectranthus.

Disease

Swedish Ivy Purple are not prone to many diseases, but watch for botrytis while the days are short. This 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 are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label’s instructions.

Planting Swedish Ivy Purple Liners

  1. We recommend planting 5-7 starter plants per 10” 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, 1-3 plants per pot should be sufficient if you have enough time. If using one starter, plant it directly in the middle of your pot; if you are using three, plant them in a triangle.
  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.
Plectranthus Swedish Ivy Purple Quick Reference Guide
4" crop time6 Weeks
10" crop time8 Weeks
HabitTrailing
Height6"
LightPartial Sun
Minimum Temp60
Water NeedsModerate


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