Cultural Information for: Gypsophila Gypsy Annual
Common Name: Baby’s Breath
Botanical Name: Gypsophila muralis
Seed Count: 700,000 /ounce 25,000 / gram
Optimum Germination Temperature: 68ºF / 20ºC
Optimum Growing Temperature: 58-60ºF / 15ºC
Watering: Plants should never be allowed to dry out.
Temperature: Optimum growing temperature is 58-
60°F/15°C, but plants tolerate higher temperatures. Higher temperatures, especially > 86°F/30°C, will reduce flowering.
Plug Culture – 4 weeks (288 / 12 x 24 tray)
Stage One (days 1-5) Multi sow plug trays with 8-10 seeds per cavity filled with a sterile and well drained media. Optimum pH is 5.5-6.5. Lightly cover the seed with coarse vermiculite only as seeds require light to germinate.
Maintain a temperature of 68°F/20°C. Multi-seed pellets are available to facilitate sowing.
Stage Two (days 6-13) After seedlings emerge lower the temperature to 58-60°F/15-16°C and place seedlings in a bright and well-ventilated area. Fertilize with 75 ppm N to promote strong growth.
Stage Three (days 14-24) Maintain plants at 58-60°F/15°C and fertilize at 150 ppm N using a well balanced calcium nitrate based formulation. Optimum EC level is 1.0-1.2 mmhos (1:2 slurry). It is best to water early in the day to prevent botrytis.
Stage Four (days 25-30) The plugs are approaching transplant stage. Reduce fertilizer to prepare the plants for transition to the final container.
Light: Gypsophila does best in full sun in cool summer areas or partial sun in warm summer areas.
Plant Growth Regulation: Gypsophila Gypsy is naturally compact and does not require chemical growth regulation.
Diseases: Botrytis, rhizoctonia and pythium
Scheduling: Gypsy features double flowers.
Container Weeks from sowing
Cell pack 8-9 weeks
4 inch pots 12-13 weeks
Hanging baskets 16 weeks
Note: Adding osmocote to outdoor pots will maintain the fertilizer level during rainy periods.
Media: Use a well-drained sterile media with a pH between 5.5–6.5.
Pots: Gypsophila is suited for cell packs, 4 inch/10 cm. pots, hanging baskets or as a component in mixed containers and baskets.
Fertilizer: Use of a well balanced calcium nitrate based fertilizer at 150 ppm N produces strong and healthy plants. Optimum E.C. level is 1.2 mmhos (1:2 slurry).
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