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Joey Lamb's Tail Ptilotus Seeds

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Joey Lamb's Tail Ptilotus Seeds

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Ptilotus Seeds

|10 Seeds|

 

 

As a breeding breakthrough, this novelty variety is already receiving a lot of attention in horticultural circles. Native to central Australia, Joey is not only attractive, but also exhibits both heat and drought tolerance. Large, 3-4" bottlebrush spikes start out a glistening silver color, then gradually darkens to neon pink near the tips. The feathery spikes crown attractive thick silvery foliage of the 12-18" plants for a pleasing effect. Use Joey as an accent plant in mixed containers, or massed in the garden. Either way, home gardeners will be quite taken with this sun-loving variety.

 

10 Seeds 

How To Grow Joey Ptilotus From Seeds

 

Germination:

Takes 5-7 days at  70-72 °F 

Plug Culture:

  • Stage 1 requires light for germination.
  • Cover seed lightly with vermiculite after sowing. 
  • Stage II moderate soil moisture levels. 
  • Stage III: Gradually lower temperatures to 66-68 °F and lower soil moisture levels. 
  • Stage IV: Temperatures can be reduced to 66 °C. Transplant plugs as scheduled and do not let plugs get root bound. 

Growing On:

  • 6-8 weeks after sowing transplant. 
  • Use a well-drained media, pH 5.5-6.5 
  • Day neutral, but a light summation flowering response.
  • Higher light levels promote shorter, better-branched plants with larger flowers. 
  • Grow at 70-74 °F.
  • Avoid temperatures below 60 °F
  • Moderate to high fertilization levels are required.
  • Fertilize the crop weekly with 100-150 ppm nitrogen, using a complete and balanced fertilizer.
  • Avoid high ammonium and high nitrogen levels. 

 

 

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