Cuphea Mexican Heather Allyson Purple Unrooted Cuttings

Cuphea Mexican Heather Allyson Purple - Unrooted Cuttings

Our Product CodeMHPU
Sold in Units of 100
Price per cutting:
Total Per 100: $9.00

North Carolina Farms, Inc.
This item is available for immediate shipment

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

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.

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.


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


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

Height Control

No plant growth regulators are necessary.


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


Allyson 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 Allyson 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 Allyson Purple once about 10 days after transplanting to your final container.

Unrooted Cuttings

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.
Cuphea Mexican Heather Allyson Purple Quick Reference Guide
4" crop time11-13 Weeks
10" crop time13-15 Weeks
Bloom PeriodConstant
LightFull Sun
Minimum Temp60
Perennial Zone9-11
Water NeedsModerate


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