September 26, 2012 - 09:10

Large, showy flowers make these two new varieties stand out from other angelonia. ‘Alonia Big Indigo’ and ‘Alonia Big Snow’ are fast growing and have fantastic branching. They are heat tolerant and flower throughout the entire Mediterranean summer months.  

Use one plant per 4-inch pot (ready for sales within five to eight weeks) and one to two plants per 6-inch pot (ready in seven to 10 weeks).

Use a well-drained, disease-free potting mix with pH of 5.5 to 6.3 and EC of 0.6 to 0.9. Maintain day temperature at 68 to 82° F and night temperature at 62 to 65° F. Alonia prefers full sunlight to partial shade (minimum 6,000 foot-candles).

Keep plants moist, but not overwatered, to prevent root damage. Give constant feed with a balanced fertilizer (200- to 250ppm nitrogen) that contains average levels of micronutrients.
Pinch once in trays, about 10 days before liner planting or 10 days after planting and establishing. Growth regulators are options and unnecessary under high light intensities.

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