Gynura Purple Passion Rooted Cutting Liner

Gynura Purple Passion - Rooted Cutting Liner

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Price Per Plug: 51¢
Total Per Tray: $51.00
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North Carolina Farms, Inc.
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Gynura (Purple Passion) was originally discovered on the island of Java in Indonesia. Its unique leaves sports fuzzy hairs that give it a purple glow, and its trailing habit makes it an excellent choice for combination pots or hanging baskets. The interesting foliage has kept Purple Passion in constant use as a houseplant for over 200 years despite the odor of its blossom. Leaves are typically 2 inches wide and 4 inches long. Gynura can also be used as annual bedding plants.


Growing Tips

For best results with Gynura, we recommend using a balanced fertilizer on a constant feed program of 200 ppm N. Maintain a pH between 5.5 - 6.0.

Pinching

We recommend that you pinch Purple Passion 5-10 days after transplanting to your final container. Additional trimming may be necessary for the final shape of the pot.

Spacing

Gynura should be spaced adequately to allow airflow and light penetration between the foliage. Usually 2’ centers on baskets will be enough.

Height Control

We do not recommend plant growth regulators for Gynura. Control growth through proper pinching and trimming. If you choose to use PGRs, the University of Florida’s studies show that Florel at 250 ppm was the most effective at producing saleable plants.

Pests

Aphids are the primary pests attracted to Gynura.

Disease

Purple Passion 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 Passion 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, 3 plants per pot should be sufficient. Plant it directly in the middle of your pot.
  2. Pinch Purple Passion 5-10 days after transplanting to your final container. Additional pinches may be required to shape your 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.
Gynura Purple Passion Quick Reference Guide
4" crop time6 Weeks
10" crop time8-10 Weeks
HabitSpreading/Trailing
Height8-12
LightFull Shade
Minimum Temp60
Perennial Zone10-12
Water NeedsLow-Moderate


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