Cuphea – Flamenco Samba

Garden Height
8 - 16
12 - 18
12 - 18
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
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Attracts: Birds, Hummingbirds

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Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Drought Tolerant

Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

Deadheading not necessary for continuous bloom but can be used to tidy plants.

Uses Notes

Use in hanging baskets, beds, borders and window boxes

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

pH C - pH 6.0 - 6.5

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Dry to Moderate, Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 70 - 75° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Late Spring through Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 5-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-8
7-9" Pot : 8-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Pinch once, soft, two weeks after liner planting. Second pinch recommended for shaping. B-Nine may be used at 1,500-2,500ppm 2 weeks after pinching. Bonzi is also effective.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Watch for thrips, white flies and aphids.

Grower Tips

Drying out plant to wilt will cause leaf burn and leaf drop. Can be run a little dry but not to wilt

Under low light and high humidity conditions oedema (bumps on the foliage) can occur. When environmental conditions improve the oedema should recede.

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