Eustoma grandiflorum ‘Rosita II Green’
Eustoma grandiflorum ‘Rosita II Green’ is the ultimate florists flower.
Roses without thorns
Bearing creamy chartreuse green blooms.
Like luscious, double green roses, opening from perfect high pointed buds.
With waxy textured petals that hold so well during transport and in bouquets.
Much loved cut flowers
So Lisianthus are one of the most popular and best loved cut flowers for bouquets and special arrangements.
Because green blooms symbolize “appreciation and gratitude” in the language of flowers.
Making Eustoma grandiflorum ‘Rosita II Green’ ideal for wedding bouquets, blending beautifully with other white flowers.
Lisianthus love it hot
Lisianthus enjoy the dry and heat of summer and produce their best in these conditions.
And they continue to bloom for a long flowering season. From mid-summer to late in autumn, until the weather gets too cool and the first frosts come.
Exceptional vase life
Green Lisianthus blooms have a long vase life. Lasting for 10 to 15 days in water.
Harvest the stems when the first flowers open and the rest are still in bud. Then the blooms continue to open in the vase.
However all Lisianthus prefer not to be cool stored at very low temperatures.
GROWING: Eustoma grandiflorum ‘Rosita II Green’
Eustoma grandiflorum ‘Rosita II Green’ enjoys well drained, loamy soil, and with as much organic matter added as you can lay hands on.
All Lisianthus certainly love plenty of feed in the form of fertilizer, manure, fish and seaweed products, or any type of food you can offer.
Eustoma grandiflorum ‘Rosita II Green’ are water-wise plants, once they are established.
So they can be kept in top flowering form through summer heat by applying minimal but regular additional water.
Largely free from pests & diseases
Lisianthus are largely free from insect attack or diseases.
So they are considered a low care and very rewarding flower crop, providing their requirements are met. They love feed, feed, feed with a varied diet.
Commercial crops should be sheltered from rain
Rain can spot and damage open flowers.
So cover commercial crops before rain, or grow them under cover.
90cm. High stems with gorgeous flowers clustered atop x 30cm Wide base of foliage.
SEED SOWING ADVICE:
Sow seeds of Eustoma grandiflora indoors during the winter.
So the young plants are well established, ready for spring planting and summer blooming.
INDOORS: First sow the seed in a punnet on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then gently press the seeds onto the surface of the mix, to ensure good contact.
Now barely cover the seed with a very light sprinkle of vermiculite.
Because these seeds need light to germinate.
And for best germination they should receive 12 hours of light per day.
But first place the sown punnet into a shallow water bath (make sure the water level in the bath is below the surface of the mix).
So the moisture percolates up through the mix from the bottom to the surface.
Soak for a short time until moisture appears on the surface of the mix, and then remove and drain.
Because the mix needs to be moist throughout, but not wet.
Now place the moist punnet in a warm, well-lit position (not in any direct sun).
Temperatures of 21-24°C are best for rapid and optimum germination.
So Lisianthus seeds are best raised on a temperature controlled heat mat during winter.
And under a plastic cover to maintain even moisture.
Because they must remain consistently moist at all times, but not wet, for optimum germination.
And continue to keep the punnet moist by spraying the surface of the mix with a fine spray water bottle, or re-soaking in the water bath, as required.
Then once the seeds have emerged reduce the growing temperature to 16-21°C.
SEED COUNT: 5 seeds per pack approx. (These are pelleted seeds for easy germination, and are scarce)
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