Below we have added how our grower, at West Country Grown, produces such outstanding poinsettias!
Potted end of June– Longer cooler growing season than most to produce tougher, stronger plants (Temp 18c)
Tips pinched after 3 weeks– we pinch 9 leaves to produce a bushier plant. 21c temp for 2 weeks to ensure side shoots all grow and then back down to 18c.
Spaced 3 times– each plant is graded so when the growth regulator is applied, they are all even, this keeps the plant compact. Final spacing is at 8 pots per m2 which ensures air movement, to stop the plants from rotting.
Initiation– The coloured leaves are made by the plant the 3rd week in Sept (equinox) when the day length is reduced.
Final month– Temp is raised to 22c for the last two weeks in October to make the coloured leaves as large as possible. Then the temp is dropped gradually to 14c, so the crop is hardened ready for Garden Centre sale.
Our cyclamen look amazing, alone, but have you ever considered mixing it up?
Why not let us do the work for you.
Cyclamen are one of the best sellers this time of year, you can find them almost everywhere, Garden Centres, Farm Shops and even some Supermarkets. However, you could be different, stand out, sell amazing Cyclamen in a multitude of ways!
Not only do we produce outstanding quality Cyclamen alone, we also put these Cyclamen into baskets, bowls and patio pots. Each and every basket, bowl or pot is unique in their own way! Our baskets and patio pots are complemented by our other stock. Therefore, this provides a full product, with an explosion of colours and flowers.
Makes for a perfect Christmas gift or even a gift for the customer, themselves.