Cuphea Mexican Heather Purple Rooted Cutting Liner

Cuphea Mexican Heather Purple - Rooted Cutting Liner

Our Product CodeMHP
Sold in Liners of 100
Price Per Plug: 43¢
Total Per Tray: $43.00
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Price Per Plug: 58¢
Total Per Tray: $20.30

North Carolina Farms, Inc.
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Cuphea Mexican Heather is native to Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. In warmer climates, it's considered a perennial but will still grow as an annual below zone 10. Cuphea is a great landscape or container plant. It has dense green foliage and small, colorful flowers. Cuphea may self-sow.


Growing Tips

For best results with Cuphea Mexican Heather, we recommend using a well-drained soil with a balanced fertilizer on a constant feed program of 150-200 ppm N. Maintain a pH between 6.0 - 6.5. Cuphea may develop oedema and leaf yellowing if over-watered.

Pinching

We recommend that you pinch Purple once about 10 days after transplanting to your final container.

Spacing

Cuphea Mexican Heather should be spaced adequately to allow airflow and light penetration between the foliage.

Height Control

No plant growth regulators are necessary.

Pests

Aphids, thrips, and whiteflies are the primary problem pests with Cuphea Mexican Heather.

Disease

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 Purple Liners

  1. We recommend planting 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. Pinch Purple once about 10 days after transplanting to your final container.

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.
Cuphea Mexican Heather Purple Quick Reference Guide
4" crop time6-8 Weeks
10" crop time8-10 Weeks
Bloom PeriodConstant
ColorPurple
HabitUpright/Mounding
Height12
LightFull Sun
Minimum Temp60
Perennial Zone9-11
Water NeedsModerate


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