Diamantina® Dipladenia for professionals > 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.