The Capella™ Series is bred for short internodes, controlled growth and a mounded plant habit. Growers can easily finish Capella™ in 4 ½” to 5” (11 to 13 cm) containers but the end consumers can appreciate how Capella™ continues to grow and develop into larger plants for their household pots and baskets. 2020 introductions include Baby Pink, Neon Pink and Ruby Red, bringing the series to eight (8) varieties.
Crop Planning from stick (URC):
Pot Size Plants per pot (pp) Finish Time (weeks)
4” pot (10 cm) 1 pp 10 to 13
5” pot (13 cm) 1 pp 10 to 13
10” pots (25 cm) 3 pp 12 to 14
Pinch: No pinch is required.
Temperature Requirement: Day – 70° to 75°F (21° to 24°C)
Night – 60° to 65°F (15° to 18°C)
Reduce temperatures the last weeks of production to develop high quality plants at finish.
Media and pH Requirements: Plant in a well-drained soil with a pH range of 5.5 to 5.8 and an optimal EC of 1.0 to 1.75. Use a Calcium and Potassium based feed that includes Magnesium and minor elements. Allow the soil to moderately dry between irrigations.
Plant Growth Regulators (PGR): To reach the desired plant size at finish, spray B-9 (Daminozide) early in crop, at liner stage and after transplant. For finishing, drench Bonzi (Paclobutrazol) at labeled rates three to four weeks prior to finish.
Pests and Diseases: Scout for Aphids and Thrip. Botyrtis and viruses like TMV or TSWV would be of most concern.