New Guinea Impatiens BP Emily Neon Red Unrooted Cuttings

New Guinea Impatiens BP Emily  Neon Red - Unrooted Cuttings

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New Guinea Impatiens, named for their native habitat of Papua New Guinea, have been a mainstay in spring and summer programs since their introduction the US in 1972. Years of breeding and hybridization have made this plant a versatile choice in landscape, baskets and combination planters for many growers.


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 New Guinea Impatiens, we recommend using a constant feed program of 100-150 ppm N. Maintain a pH between 5.8 - 6.2. New Guineas are very susceptible to salts injury so ensure proper run-off and plan for a clear water drench weekly.

Pinching

Pinching is not recommended as New Guineas are free-branching plants. Pinching will delay flower production by 2-3 weeks, so it can be used as an effective timing tool to delay flowering.

Spacing

Spacing too close will result in excessive stretching. Space pots adequately to allow for light penetration and airflow between foliage of adjacent pots. We recommend seven inches for 4” pots and eighteen inches for 10” pots.

Height Control

Stretching is best controlled with high levels of light, proper watering, and low fertilization. If PGRs are desired for varieties that stretch, NC State has tested a foliar spray of Bonzi at 5-30 ppm with good results.

Pests

Spider mites and thrips are the primary pests attracted to New Guinea Impatiens.

Disease

BP Emily Neon Red 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 BP Emily Neon Red Liners

  1. We recommend planting 4 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 if you have enough time. Plant it directly in the middle of your pot.
  2. Pinching is not recommended.

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.
New Guinea Impatiens BP Emily Neon Red Quick Reference Guide
Bloom PeriodSpring, Summer, Fall
ColorNEON RED
HabitMounding
LightPartial Shade
Minimum Temp55
Perennial ZoneNone
Water NeedsModerate
Patented PlantYes


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