Pinching technique of Diamantina®


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Pinching technique of Diamantina® Pinching technique is important to obtain a well balance structure of the plant. The following must be considered:
  • Number of pinchings
    To produce bushy plants in 10, 13, 14, 17 cm pots or more, number of pinchings required is:
  • 2 pinchings in 10 cm pots,
  • 2 to 3 pinchings in 13 to 14 cm pots,
  • 3 to 4 pinchings in 17 cm pots and more.

  • When pinching?
    The first one happens 3 to 4 weeks after plantation at the second level of leaves. The following pinchings depend on the speed of the growth but usually happen one month to one month and a half after the first one (also at the second level of the new leaves).

  • Best conditions to pinch
    Plants must be disease free. Sunny weather and morning time are best practices. It is recommended to apply a healing treatment right after the pinching in order to prevent fungus contamination.

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