Acroclinium is a commercial fresh cut flower that is usually used for decorations and can also be stored in the dry form. This flower is is rounded double or semi double flat in shape and these daisy blooms are quite similar in appearance and texture to strawflowers. These plants usually come in pink and white colors with distinctly contrasting yellow centres. The papery flowers of everlasting daisies grow in 40-50 days.
Acroclinium, a winter flower, mainly grows as an annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season.
Acrolinium is known for growing to a height of approximately 45.72 cm (1.49 feet). This plant tends to bloom in mid spring. It is believed to originate from Australia.
Growing guide for Acroclinum Roseum Seeds
Soil should be collected in a garden pot mixed with well rotten cow dung or manure.
Broadcast the seeds over the soil bed and cover it with a thin layer of sieved sand to allow germination.
Maintain a distance of 1.0 feet between the plants.
Sprinkle little water and then as per requirement keeping the soil moist.
Flowering starts after 45-50 days post transplant which continues for 100-120 days depending on the variety.
Sandy loamy soil with pH 5.6 to 6.5 is ideal for its cultivation.
Place in a spot that receives either full sun or partial sunlight.
Regular watering keeps the flowers healthy.
You can use a water can or a water spray.
how to harvest
For harvesting marigold, loose flowers are plucked when they attain full size depending upon the variety. Flowers should generally be harvested in the morning hours. Irrigation of soil with water,before plucking, gives better flower quality. Also, plucking of flowers regularly and removal of dried flowers enhances the yield.
Generally, the flowering season lasts from July to Feb.
For cut flowers, you can clip the stem 10 cm above ground and place them in water to keep them fresh.