Mecardonia – GoldDust
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.
Great in landscapes and containers.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Landscape
Soil Fertility Average Soil
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 70 - 75° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 70 - 75° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Spring to Summer Finish. Standard PPP.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 5-7
7-9" Pot : 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12
Pinching and Growth Regulators
For pots 6" and smaller pinch at transplanting only. For hanging baskets and pots larger than 6" soft pinch at planting and trim around pot edge just prior to hanging.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Soft black rot of underlying foliage can be caused by over watering, cold temperatures and/or low pH.
Schedule production for spring and summer finish. Mecardonia is very heat tolerant and makes an excellent summer crop.
Proper water management is critical for proper growth.