Gomphrena

(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
Dry

Fertilizer
none

Soil EC
<0.50

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
<0.75

Time (min)
21

Time (max)
21

Stage 4

Soil temp (max)
65

Allow to wilt
No

Wash leaves
No

Fertilizer
100-150 1x/wk

Soil EC
<0.5

Time (min)
6

Time (max)
7

General

  • Avoid overwatering for best germination, root growth, and control of disease
  • Control growth with DIF, moisture, fertilizer, low starter charge, and high light
  • Low temperature may slow growth too much
  • Very sensitive to most pesticides
  • Use caution when spraying!
  • 6-7 weeks total crop time

adapted from data published by Dr. Roger Styer