Trachelium

(seed; cutflower)

Stage 1

Rooting hormones
No

Vermiculite cover
No

Soil temp (min)
62

Soil temp (max)
70

Irrigation frequency
Medium

Surfactant
No

Time (min)
7

Time (max)
10

Stage 2

Soil temp (min)
62

Soil temp (max)
70

Moisture
Medium

Fertilizer
none

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 1-2x/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 1-2x/wk

Soil EC
<1.0

Time (min)
10

Time (max)
11

General

  • Use pelleted seed
  • Start feeding when two true leaves have expanded
  • Increase fertilizer as plant gets older
  • Keep leaves dry at night to reduce disease and leaf burn from rapid change in humidity
  • Do not use moisture to control growth! Difficult to control growth in warm weather-use high light
  • 10-11 weeks total crop time

adapted from data published by Dr. Roger Styer