Pericallis – Senetti® Blue Bicolor
Adapatable as House Plant
Use a fertilizer for blooming plants. Follow the direction on the label. Water regularly, do not allow plants to dry out.
Spring Patio containers, short term bedding plant, short term indoor flowering plant
Maintenance Category Moderate
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements Medium
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 70° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 45 - 50° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Fall through Spring. Standard PPP.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 15-18
6" and Gallon Pot : 15-18
7-9" Pot :
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Soft-pinch plants 1 to 2 weeks after planting when new growth is observed, removing about 1/2-inch of tip growth.
Height control is less necessary in early season. Cool temperatures and a small negative DIF will generally be sufficient. When growing at warmer times of the year stretch can be a problem. 2500 ppm B-Nine spray at visible bud stage will help control this stretch.
Pest and Disease Management
Aphids, whiteflies, leaf miners, spider mites, and thrips can be problem insects.
Botrytis, Powdery Mildew, Downey Mildew, Pythium, and Phytopthera can be a problem.
Establishment: Average 65F for 3 to 4 weeks for vegetative growth
Flower Set: Average 45F for 6 weeks to initiate flowers
Flowering: Average 55F to develop flowers in
6 to 8 weeks
-Senetti Mini's are best finished in 4.5" containers. All other varieties are best suited for 6" or larger containers.