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Pentas – Butterfly Deep Pink

Garden Height
18 - 24
Spacing
10 - 15
Spread
10 - 18
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Pink
Light Level
Sun
Proven Selections

Attracts: Butterflies

Award Winner

Drought Tolerant

Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

Heat Tolerant.

Uses Notes

Use in combinations, monocultures in all container types, and the landscape; also use as a cut flower

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

pH C - pH 6.0 - 6.5

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 1 - 1.5

Fertilization 150 - 250

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Dry to Moderate

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring through Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

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

Pinching and Growth Regulators

No pinch necessary. Cycocel spray of 1,000 to 1,500 ppm can be used to control height. Responds very well to a negative DIF.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips

Avoid ammonium fertilizer, pentas are sensitive to ammonium toxicity.