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Scaevola aemula Scampi®

Scaevola aemula Scampi®

Crop Culture Report: Scaevola aemulaScampi®

Production Seasons: Spring / Summer

Customer Use: Landscape / Containers / Mixed Combinations

Garden Height: 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm)   .          Garden Width: 12 to 18 inches (26 to 45 cm)

USDA Hardiness Zone:  tropical or tender annual

Crop planning from cell packs:

Pot size:              Plants per pot (pp)              Crop Time (weeks)

4” pot  (10 cm)          1 pp  5 to 7

6” pot  (15 cm)          1 pp  9 to 11

10” pot  (25 cm)          3 pp  9 to 11

Finishing Culture:
pH: 5.5 – 6.2

Fertilizer Requirements: 200 to 250 ppm N using a balanced feed to maintain color of foliage. Nitrate formulations are superior to ammonium formulated mixes in keeping vegetative growth to a minimum creating a higher quality plant.  Include Micro element source as part of fertilizer solution.  Allow soil to dry between irrigations for best performance in containers or in the garden.  Yellowing may occur if soil is constantly wet.

Temperature:

Temperatures at 55°-65° F (13°-18° C) Nights

65°-75° F (18° -24° C) Days

Light: 4,000 to 8,000 ft-candles -High to medium-high.  Low light levels may create elongated stems and poor flowering.

Pinching Requirements: A soft pinch once the plants are well established is important to create a well branched plant early. A second pinch will keep maintain quality plants during long growing cycles.

Growth Regulators: Sumagic® spray applications are economical at 10 to 20 PPM.  Bonzi® drench rates of 1 to 2 PPM are effective as well.

Pests/Disease: Thrip, Spider mites, Aphids and Whitefly

Diseases: Botrytis, Rhizoctonia, Pythiumare of primary concern.  Preventative drenches / sprays are recommended for crop.