A complete blend, from pastels, bi-colors to solids in endless variations. Compact habit and produce very large foliage. Origin: Java.
Start seed 4 to 6 weeks in advance of intended date for moving plants to the garden. Press seed into soil, do not cover. Germinates best at 24 C (75 F) usually in 10-14 days. Fluorescent light helps seed germinate and speeds seedling growth. Transplant at the 3 leaf stage and reduce growing temperature to 18 C (65 F). Fertilize every 2 weeks with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong healthy plants. May be started anytime indoors and kept as a houseplant. Garden spacing 30 cm (12 in) apart.