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Lisianthus is grown for their beautiful flowers. They are commercially cultivated world-wide for the cut flower industry. Tricky to grow in home gardens, they must be kept moist but not overwatered. Overwatering may result in the growth and development of fungal diseases.
Common problems with Lisianthus
Susceptible to damping off as seedlings, as well as botrytis, leaf spot, blotch, downy mildew, root rot and stem blight diseases.
How to harvest Lisianthus
Harvest flowers early in the day once the bottom blooms have opened. It will last well in the vase, re-cut stems and change the water every 3-4 days to prolong vase life. Using flower food will be beneficial.
How to propagate Lisianthus
Tiny seeds that must be sown on the surface, not buried in autumn or late winter.
Root 10-15cm softwood to semi-hardwood cuttings under misters and with bottom heat.
Special features of Lisianthus
Cultivars may be white, cream, pale lime, pink, lilac, purple and bicoloured.
Other uses of Lisianthus
Indoor pot plants.
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