Cuphea Torpedo | 5 Large Plug Plants
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Cuphea Torpedo | 5 Large Plug Plants

A unique, eye catching novelty plant with a mounding, spreading habit making it ideal for planting in patio containers.

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210182 Price:  £5.99

A unique, eye catching novelty plant with a mounding, spreading habit making it ideal for planting in patio containers. Cuphea Torpedo produces long red tubular blooms that end with a purple bat-like face which is accentuated by the bright red 'ears'. Flowers from late spring to the first frosts. Easy to grow.

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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  5 Large Plug Plants
Habit:  Upright
Eventual Height:  50-60cm (20-24")
Position:  Sun or Partial Shade
Primary Flower Colour:  Red
Secondary Flower Colour:  Purple
Suitable for Hanging Baskets?  No
Suitable for Patio Containers?  Yes
Scented?  Not Scented
Plant Type:  Annual
Botanical name:  Cuphea llavea

Free UK delivery on all orders over £40!

For all orders under £40 in value we make a one off P&P charge of £4.95 per order.

Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 1st Class, larger orders via Parcelforce 24.

We are the only online plug plants supplier to offer a choice of a specific dispatch week for your order. When placing your order, use the drop down box above to select your required dispatch week. You can also alter dispatch weeks in the shopping basket.

All our plug plants are shipped in specially designed packaging to keep the root system in place and the foliage protected in transit.

For more information about plant deliveries, please click here.

We can also deliver plants to most EU countries. Delivery charges are dependant on the delivery country and start from £19.99 per order.  For more information about international deliveries, please click here.

Size guide - Pack of 5 Large Plug Plants 

Pot Ready, Large, Healthy plants individually rooted in large plugs of compost. Ideal for planting into baskets, containers or small areas in the garden. Best results achieved if grown on for a short while in 9cm/10cm pots prior to planting out if planting straight into garden borders. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 4-5cm deep x 3-4cm square. Foliage height 5cm-12cm (depending on variety). Full growing instructions are provided.

Using a good quality multi-purpose compost, pot up your plugs into 10cm pots or 6 cell trays. Once your plug plants have been potted on and labelled, water them in well and grow on for around 5-6 weeks.  Water once the compost starts to dry out.

If preferred you can pot on the plugs into hanging baskets, flower bags or pots. Add a slow release plant food like Miracle-Gro Slow Release All Purpose Plant Food  to your compost which will give extra nutrients for strong and healthy plant growth.

Keep plants frost free until mid/late May and then harden off before being placed in their final positions when the risk of frost has passed in your area.

Water as necessary giving a liquid feed such as Neudorff Organic Plant Feed as instructed throughout the growing season.

***For packs of 20/40 plug plants gently remove the small plugs from the tray by pushing up from the bottom using a pencil.

Average Rating (6 Reviews):  
Write a Review and share your opinions!

Rating:  
Packing
Thursday, 11 June 2020  | 

Beautifully packed. Thank you.


Rating:  
Plants
Wednesday, 27 May 2020  | 

Very strong plants


Rating:  
Excellent quality
Wednesday, 27 May 2020  | 

Excellent quality, well watered and packed - and arrived on time. I have never seen these plants before and was intrigued by them. Can't wait to see what they look like when they come into flower.


Rating:  
so far so good
Wednesday, 27 May 2020  | 

Plants were sturdy on arrival and seem to be growing well


Rating:  
Yet to be convinced
Thursday, 21 May 2020  | 

Plants looked good. Potted on but I’m still to be convinced these plants are worth growing. Still quite small and flowers look pretty insignificant


Rating:  
Cuphea
Thursday, 2 May 2019  | 

These Cuphea seem to be strong plants,although smaller than I had hoped for.


Response:

Thank you for your review. We do try to inform our customers on the size of the plugs in our size tab along with a helpful picture, so we are sorry that you felt that they were small.

Average Rating (6 Reviews):  
Write a Review and share your opinions!

Rating:  
Packing
Thursday, 11 June 2020  | 

Beautifully packed. Thank you.


Rating:  
Plants
Wednesday, 27 May 2020  | 

Very strong plants


Rating:  
Excellent quality
Wednesday, 27 May 2020  | 

Excellent quality, well watered and packed - and arrived on time. I have never seen these plants before and was intrigued by them. Can't wait to see what they look like when they come into flower.


Rating:  
so far so good
Wednesday, 27 May 2020  | 

Plants were sturdy on arrival and seem to be growing well


Rating:  
Yet to be convinced
Thursday, 21 May 2020  | 

Plants looked good. Potted on but I’m still to be convinced these plants are worth growing. Still quite small and flowers look pretty insignificant


Rating:  
Cuphea
Thursday, 2 May 2019  | 

These Cuphea seem to be strong plants,although smaller than I had hoped for.


Response:

Thank you for your review. We do try to inform our customers on the size of the plugs in our size tab along with a helpful picture, so we are sorry that you felt that they were small.


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