Molucella

(seed; cutflower)

Stage 1

Rooting hormones
No

Vermiculite cover
No

Germ. light
Yes

Soil temp (min)
68

Soil temp (max)
72

Irrigation frequency
Medium

Surfactant
No

Time (min)
7

Time (max)
10

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)
62

Soil temp (max)
65

Allow to wilt
No

Wash leaves
No

Fertilizer
100-150 1x/wk

Soil EC
<1.0

Time (min)
21

Time (max)
21

Stage 4

Soil temp (max)
62

Allow to wilt
No

Wash leaves
No

Fertilizer
100-150 1x/wk

Soil EC
<0.75

Time (min)
6

Time (max)
7

General

  • To improve germination, use a stratification treatment
  • Sow the seed in plug trays, water in, and place in cooler or refrigerator at 41°F/SoC for 2-3 weeks, still maintaining moist conditions
  • Bring out to greenhouse bench or chamber and germinate at 70°F/21°C
  • Control growth with DIF, moisture, fertilizer, and light
  • 6-7 weeks total crop time

adapted from data published by Dr. Roger Styer