Cuphea – Flamenco Samba
Attracts: Birds, Hummingbirds
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Deadheading not necessary for continuous bloom but can be used to tidy plants.
Use in hanging baskets, beds, borders and window boxes
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
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.
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.