Torenia

DAYS TO SPROUT

DAYS TO
SPROUT

6-20 days

MATURES IN

MATURES
IN

84-98 days

TASTE IT FOR

TASTE IT
FOR

N/A

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Care & Harvest

✂️ Pruning: We recommend checking the roots monthly and trimming any that are brown or extending past the yPod. To keep the plant bushy, neat, and within the right height for your Gardyn, it is important to occasionally pinch off the tops of the developing stalks. To encourage new flower bud development, remove dead flower heads (a.k.a. deadheading). When deadheading, also trim back the stem that remains on the plant so that the stem does not begin to rot.

 

🔎 Plant Health: Spider mites are common pests, but you can use our prevention and treatment tricks to keep pests at bay!

 

🌻 Harvest: Pinch the young plants when they are about three inches tall to encourage branched growth and a bushy shape. As plants fade out of bloom, cut off the flower stem below the flowers that are dying off just above the first set of full, healthy leaves. Do this with all the dead flowers on the plant to promote continuous blooming.

Quick Facts

Torenia is native to tropical and temperate zones. The name was given in reference to the Swedish naturalist Olof Torén (1718-1753). Torenia is also commonly called the “wishbone flower” because the pollen producing stamens inside the blossom form a shape that resembles a chicken wishbone.

Torenia has a compact growth habit and exotic, bicolor flowers. The colorful and tropical-looking flowers have tones of burgundy, deep blue, yellow, magenta, rose, and white. Torenia will grow to about 8″ tall.

Torenia is lightly fragrant, and the flowers are edible with much flavor. The continuous blooms will add a lovely pop of color to your Gardyn.

Harvest to Plate Recipe

How To Cook Torenia

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