Whoohoo! You are the proud owner of Sundaville®.
That’s going to be a summer (and beyond!) enjoying the beautiful flowers and happy vibe of this easy plant. Sundaville® is a patio plant that has several uses. Enjoy Sundaville on your balcony, patio or brighten up your garden room! Sundaville® blooms from mid-April through November and will continue to surprise you with its growth and flowering beauty. You don’t need a green thumb to take care of Sundaville®. Below we explain step by step how to best care for her.

How to care for a Sundaville®

(S)potted

Go and get your Sundaville® from April to July at the garden centre, florist, supermarket or diy store in your neighbourhood. As soon as the frost is gone, she is ready to be potted or planted. Spoil her by adding coco coir and fresh soil. You can also buy Sundaville® online!

How to care for a Sundaville®

Location, location, location

Sundaville® is a real sun worshipper! Give her a spot where she can enjoy the sun’s rays for at least a few hours each day. The energy of the sun will give her energy to keep growing and blooming.

How to care for a Sundaville®

Snacking soil

Would you like to give your Sundaville® an extra treat? Then give her some plant food every now and then. This will give her growth and flowering a big boost, so she will give you even more pleasure.

How to care for a Sundaville®

Easy peasy

You can easily go on vacation for a few weeks without arranging for a plant-sitter. The care of Sundaville® is ‘easy peasy’. She can easily go several weeks without water, but also tolerates a good shower. This makes Sundaville® suitable for both the northern European and southern European climate. In general, give your Sundaville® 1x per week water. Make sure there is a hole in the bottom of the pot, so excess water can drain away. This will prevent the roots from rotting.

How to care for a Sundaville®

Plantastic!

You can decide how big and in what shape your Sundaville® grows. You can guide her growing edges against a rack, for example, but you can also carefully cut her back if she gets too big. Want to give your Sundaville® even more room to grow? Then put her in a bigger pot! Preferably do this in the spring, and make sure to add some extra nutritious soil and plant food.

How to care for a Sundaville®

Deadheading

Rest assured, it is necessary to remove spent flowers from your Sundaville®. She will naturally drop her spent flowers and make room for a new dose of Flower Power! It is allowed, of course. By removing the dead flowers, your plant will have just a little more energy to continue growing.

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BOTANICAL ROOTS

Hybrids

A hybrid plant is the result of cross pollinating two different plant varieties and growing the seed the cross produces. The plant that grows from that seed is considered a hybrid. Like animals and humans, each crossing produce a lot of seeds which are all different.

Why Hybridize Plants?

We want to combine the qualities of the parents in the offspring to have the best plant as possible. Hybrids might be developed for disease resistance, size of plant, flower, or fruit, increased flowering, colour, taste or any reason a plant might be considered special. Most modern plants currently on sale are hybrids.

Getting to the desired result can take years of crossing. First time crosses are grown out the following year and the plants they produce are evaluated. If they meet expectations, the cross will be repeated and the seeds will be marketed. But it can take many years before a hybrid with the desired traits is even created. And when it is finally created it is tested again for a few years to be sure of a good and healthy specie.

Are Hybrid Plants Unnatural?

Most hybrid plants are intentional crosses, but hybridization can occur in nature. In fact, it happens quite often. Two nearby compatible plants can be cross pollinated by insects or the wind and the resulting seed simply falls on the soil and grows into a hybrid. Few of the flowers and vegetables we grow today are in their original wild form.

“We do the same as insects do in nature. The only difference is that we choose the 2 plants that will be crossed and the insects do it randomly” says Production Manager from MNP / Suntory, Klaas Droog. 

Do Not Confuse Hybrids With GMO!

In nature, hybrids are hit or miss. Commercial hybrids come about after a great deal of work and many attempts are discarded if they do not produce the desired results. Whether the cross occurs by nature or man, do not confuse hybrids with genetically modified plants (GMO), which are created using techniques such as gene cloning. Hybrids are simply two plants that cross pollinated.