A great landscape or container plant (not winter-hardy.) Dense green foliage and dainty purple flowers.
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.
Mexican Heather takes about 4 weeks to root at 70 degree night temperature depedning on your conditions. Plant in well-drained soil with a pH level between 5.5 and 6.5. Moderate feed and bright light will grow the best plant.
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 Wine Quick Reference Guide
|4" crop time||14WK|
|10" crop time||16WK|