Petiolare Limelight, also known as Licorice Plant, is a tender evergreen foliage plant native to South Africa. This cultivar offers chartreuse foliage in a semi-trailing habit of 12-24" tall spreading 48-60" wide. Evergreen in zone 10-11, this plant is drought-tolerant and deer resistant, flourishing in full or partial sun with minimal water. Bring texture and color variety to a mixed container, hanging basket, window box, or garden trellis with Limelight.
Petiolare Limelight Selling Tips
Sell Petiolare Limelight in combination containers or to customers looking for a low-maintenance foliage plant for a container or hanging basket. Customers will love this plant's long-lasting, vigorous, unique foliage. Limelight flourishes in full or partial sun with minimal water, bringing depth, texture, and bright color to patio containers, hanging baskets, window boxes, or garden trellises. Create a striking combination of texture and color by pairing this plant with Geranium, Coleus, Calibrachoa, and Petunia. Drought-tolerant and deer-resistant, this semi-trailing foliage is an obvious choice for a warm, sunny location. Evergreen in zone 10-11, Helichrysum can overwinter in a container indoors or be replaced annually in colder climates.
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1. Space plants 20-30" apart in well-drained soil in full or partial sun. Plants can be grown closer together in combinations.
2. Water occasionally when the top of the soil is dry.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Petiolare Limelight, plant one rooted plug per 4-inch container, one or two per 6-inch container, or three to four per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained soil with a pH of 5.8-6.2, EC of 1.5-2.1 (SME), light feed (125-175 ppm N), and temperatures of 70-72 daytime and 62-64 nighttime. Pinch once or twice, and do not use PGRs. Provide light intensity at 4,000-6,000 fc. This plant isn't prone to pests but may develop root rot in overly wet conditions.
This plant is grown for its foliage.
Pinch once 7-10 days after transplant. Pinch a second time for fuller plants.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration around the base of each plant. Don't allow foliage to touch.
This plant doesn't require PGRs.
This plant isn't prone to pests.
This plant isn't prone to disease, but root rot can develop in overly wet or humid conditions. Take these preventative steps in your greenhouse:
1. Water at the base of each plant in the morning and allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
2. Provide good airflow in your greenhouse. We recommend using horizontal airflow fans.
3. Space containers so sunlight and airflow can reach the soil level of each plant.
Planting Petiolare Limelight Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch container, one or two per 6-inch container, or three or four per 10-inch container. Evenly space or center the ellepot in the container and completely bury it. Plants finish faster in warm temperatures.
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.
Helichrysum Petiolare Limelight Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||7-9 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||10-11 Weeks|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 10-11|