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FOREMOSTCO® Starter Material

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Why Choose ForemostCo®

Hint: It matters where you source your starter material.  We know you have options when it comes to sourcing starter material; options that lead to choices which ultimately lead to the beautification of homes and offices throughout the world. We are keenly aware that the products we source can inspire with a splash of color and a dash of green. To that end, we will always seek to provide the very best starter material available.

Perfection is the ever elusive goal that we all reach for but can never attain. We live in the real world and our claims must be based in the real world. That is why our promise to you is that while we strive for perfection, we guarantee to you that we will provide “Consistent Quality and Exceptional Service®.  This is not just a catch phrase but a cornerstone of who we are as a family of companies.

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ForemostCo®, Inc Announces New Website Launch

New Design to Increase User, Customer Engagement Miami (Feb. 12, 2018) — ForemostCo, Inc, a leading grower and distributor of ornamental starter plants to the North American Horticulture Industry, announced today the launch of its newly designed website at http://www.foremostco.com. The completely revamped website features a streamlined and simplified design, improved [...]

Introducing the Salvia Heatwave Collection

The ‘HEATWAVE’ collection was introduced as a direct response to the current dry climate faced by Australian gardeners. Salvias are known worldwide as a water wise family of plants that revel in sunshine and dry, open soils. The HEATWAVE range takes todays gardening requirements one step further being purposely bred [...]

Introducing the Sawadee™ and Chaidee™ Curcuma Series

This Curcuma breeding program produces hybrids which combine long stems and beautiful inflorescence characteristics with attractive colors. In addition, each pot produces multiple inflorescence because each shoot produces a new flower, making the Sawadee™ and Chaidee™ Series even more outstanding! Remember, Curcuma does best in partial shade and [...]

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Alpinia Variegated Ginger

  • Soil – Well drained mix with good water-holding capacity. pH is best at 5.5 to 6.0.
  • Fertilizer – Use balanced fertilizer. Best if incorporated in soil mix. Maintain high levels of magnesium.
  • Water – Do not allow the soil to become dry. Leaf rolling or curling indicates conditions are too dry. Not a drought tolerant plant.
  • Pests – Fairly resistant but aphids can sometimes infect young growth.

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Dioon edule

  • Soil – Plant in a well drained soil mix. We, at Phoenix, use 50% fla peat and 50% composted pine bark. Will thrive in sandy soil.
  • Fertilizer – Incorporate Nutricote slow release fertilizer.
  • Water – Water thoroughly the first time to seat the plant, then water sparingly.  Do not let the plant sit in soaking soil or in standing water on the ground.
    Note: An established Dioon edule is considered drought resistant.
  • Pests – Spray monthly for insects with vegetable oil as a preventative measure.  Soil incorporated chemical can be used for fire ant control.

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Neon Pothos

  • Soil – Well drained with lots of aeration.
  • Fertilizer – 20-20-20 or 20-10-20. Keep ppm lower (Constant feed of 100+/- ppm is ok). Not recommended to use slow release fertilizer.
  • Water – pH 5.8 to 6.5 is good. Do not over water.
  • Pests – Little to none.

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Black Tacca chantrieri – Bat Plant

  • Soil – Well drained peat mix. pH = 5.5 to 6.0. Does not like wet feet.
  • Fertilizer – E.C. of 1.2 to 1.4. 20-10-20.
  • Humidity – Needs to be grown in humid conditions. Does not like a dry environment or air drafts

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Musa Tropicana (Dwarf Banana)

  • Soil – Medium density peat mix with good water holding capacity and good drainage.
  • Fertilizer – 20 – 10 – 20 with 1.2 EC is the best in production phase. Once the plants are to size, use at 15-10-30 at 1,2 EC.
  • Water – Soil must be kept wet but not soaking. Do not allow soil to become too dry, this can cause leaf burn and wilting.
  • Pests – This crop is fairly resistant to problems, care should be taken to watch for Spider Mites and Cut Worms.

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Calathea

  • Soil – Well drained mix.  Do not use a mix that restricts air exchange in the soil.
  • Fertilizer – 3-1-2 ratio is prime.  Keep the EC lower – 1.2 to 1.5.  Application of a post rinse is recommended to move the fertilizer off of the leaves.
    Avoid fertilizers/water sources with fluorides.  A low pH can cause the fluorides to be more active and may cause leaf burn.
  • Humidity – 60% to 80% is prime with HAF Fans for an active climate.  A stagnant greenhouse may cause bacterial and fungal problems.
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Chlorophytum Green-Orange

  • Soil – Use a coarse peat mix that allows good water holding capacity as well as good aeration.
  • 2.0 to 2.5 EC is recommended, application of liquid mix followed by clean water with a wetting agent after the session is recommended.
  • Water – Green-Orange plants prefer moderately moist soil.  Water less than two times per week.  It is better to provide relatively more water once per week, rather than watering twice per week.  Do not allow soil to totally dry out.
  • Pests – Fungal activity is low.  It is possible to find some Thrips or Caterpillars.

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