Our breeding has been focused on compact mounding habit plants that are loaded with quarter sized blooms. These are favorites among combination planters because they fill vacant space. They mix well with Verbena Coleus and Bacopa since all of these varieties have similar cultural needs. We also offer Calibrachoa in URC (unrooted cuttings).
Your unrooted cuttings will arrive freshly cut. You will need to plant them immediately
and begin a misting cycle to root the cuttings. This will leech the soil of nutrients, so during the propagation phase use a constant feed of 1/3 the normal recommended dosage
of fertilizer until well rooted.
Grow for at least 10 weeks in bright light and pinch as needed to keep plants well-branched. 60 degree night temps yield the best growth but some growers who start in the fall could allow cooler nights during the coldest months. Plants may defoliate in the winter. Do not allow them to dry out between watering. Maintain a pH of 5-6. Plant 3 plugs per 10in basket.
Cuttings vary in size between different plant families, but most can be described as tip cuttings (ivy are leaf-and-eye stem cuttings not tips) that stick nicely
in small plug trays such as the 105-plug tray we use (some varieties are better suited for a 50 cell tray, i.e. Angelwing Begonia, Bougainvillea, Setcrecea, etc.). Please do not order unrooted cuttings unless you are an experienced propagator with mist systems and proper temperature control.
Calibrachoa Red Quick Reference Guide
|4" crop time||11WK|
|10" crop time||15WK|