Craspedia

(seed; cutflower)

Stage 1

Rooting hormones
No

Vermiculite cover
Yes

Soil temp (min)
72

Soil temp (max)
75

Irrigation frequency
Medium

Surfactant
No

Time (min)
5

Time (max)
7

Stage 2

Soil temp (min)
68

Soil temp (max)
72

Moisture
Medium

Fertilizer
50-75 1x/wk

Soil EC
<0.75

Time (min)
7

Time (max)
7

Stage 3

Soil temp (min)
65

Soil temp (max)
68

Allow to wilt
No

Wash leaves
No

Fertilizer
100-150 1x/wk

Soil EC
<1.0

Time (min)
35

Time (max)
35

Stage 4

Soil temp (max)
62

Allow to wilt
No

Wash leaves
No

Fertilizer
100-150 1x/wk

Soil EC
<0.75

Time (min)
8

Time (max)
9

General

  • Control growth with DIF, moisture, fertilizer, and light
  • Low temperature may slow growth too much
  • 8-9 weeks total crop time

adapted from data published by Dr. Roger Styer