Million Bells Calibrachoa Caloha Double Peach (Caloha Double Series) (d)
Calibrachoa Caloha Double Peach blooms with lush, double flowers that resemble tiny petunias. The petals exhibit a soft peach color, often with a blend of yellow and pink tones that add depth and richness to its appearance. The blossoms form a dense, mounding coverage over the plant, creating a full and vibrant display. The leaves are small and green, which serve as a delicate backdrop to the prominence of the fluffy double flowers. As the plant matures, it continues to produce these gorgeous, rounded flowers that attract both visual admiration and pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies. Its cascading growth habit makes it a preferred choice for hanging baskets, containers, and garden borders, where its blooms spill over the edges gracefully.
About this plant
Million Bells, Mini Petunia
Calibrachoa Caloha Double Peach
Calibrachoa is not known to be toxic to humans. There are no significant reports of poisoning from ingesting parts of this plant. Therefore, no symptoms of poisoning or consequences of ingestion are generally expected.
Calibrachoa is also not known to be toxic to pets. It is considered safe around animals, and there have been no documented cases of toxicity leading to symptoms of poisoning in cats, dogs, or other household pets from ingestion of this plant.
Color of leaves
6-12 inches (15-30 cm)
12-24 inches (30-60 cm)
- General Benefits
- Easy to Grow: The plant is known for being easy to care for, making it suitable for gardeners of all skill levels.
- Continuous Blooming: Produces flowers continuously throughout the growing season, offering long-lasting color in the garden or patio.
- Attracts Pollinators: Its blossoms attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects, supporting biodiversity.
- Compact Size: With its compact growth habit, it is ideal for small spaces such as balconies or patios.
- Versatility: Can be used in various garden designs, including hanging baskets, containers, or as a ground cover.
- Bright Colors: Offers vibrant, double-flowered peach blooms that can brighten any garden setting.
- Drought Tolerance: Once established, it has a good degree of drought tolerance, reducing the need for frequent watering.
- Low Maintenance: Requires minimal pruning and deadheading, saving time for gardeners.
- Non-Invasive: Unlike some garden plants, it is not known to be invasive, reducing the risk of it overtaking other plants in the garden.
- Medical Properties
This plant is not used for medical purposes.
- Air-purifying Qualities
This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.
- Other Uses
- Photography Prop: Calibrachoa's bright and full blooms make it an excellent subject or backdrop for macro and nature photography, adding a pop of color to photoshoots.
- Crafting Decor: The flowers can be used in making wreaths, dried flower arrangements, or potpourri, providing a natural and colourful touch to crafts.
- Teaching Tool: The Calibrachoa plant can be used in educational settings to teach children about pollination and the lifecycle of plants.
- Fairy Gardens: Because of their small size, Calibrachoa flowers are ideal for creating whimsical fairy gardens, attracting attention with their delicate double blooms.
- Holiday Decorations: The cheerful peach hue of the Calibrachoa can complement Easter or spring-themed decorations when placed in baskets or centerpieces.
- Greeting Cards: Pressed Calibrachoa flowers can be used to embellish handmade greeting cards or bookmarks, offering a personalized touch.
- Insect Habitat: Planting Calibrachoa can offer a habitat for beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, which are vital for pollination.
- Color Theme Gardens: The peach color of Calibrachoa can be a key element in designing a garden with a specific color theme, creating visual cohesion.
- Table Setting: Fresh Calibrachoa blooms can be used in table settings or as garnishes for summer events, adding elegance to the décor.
- Bath Bombs: Although not for their scent, the petals of Calibrachoa can be incorporated into homemade bath bombs for a touch of natural detailing in bath products.
- Feng Shui
The Calibrachoa is not used in Feng Shui practice.
- Zodiac Sign Compitability
The Calibrachoa is not used in astrology practice.
- Plant Symbolism
- Beauty: The delicate and attractive double flowers of the Calibrachoa embody a sense of beauty and grace.
- Charm: With its peach-colored blooms, this plant symbolizes charm and allure, often bewitching gardeners and onlookers with its vibrant hues.
- Optimism: The bright color of the Calibrachoa's flowers is suggestive of an optimistic outlook, evoking feelings of happiness and positivity.
- Joy: Known for its lively demeanor in the garden, the Calibrachoa is often associated with joy and celebration.
- Renewal: As a plant that can bloom throughout the growing season, it symbolizes renewal and the continual cycle of life.
Million Bells, commonly known as Calibrachoa, should be watered thoroughly whenever the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Typically, this translates to watering once every few days during active growth periods in spring and summer, although the exact frequency will depend on climatic conditions and soil drainage. It is important to avoid letting the plant sit in waterlogged soil, so ensure good drainage. During hot weather, it may require daily watering; however, less frequent watering will be necessary during cooler months. Generally, providing half a gallon per plant at each watering session should be sufficient for maintaining even soil moisture.
Million Bells thrive best in full sun to partial shade conditions. They should be placed in a spot where they receive at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily. These plants can tolerate some shade, especially in the hottest parts of the day, but the brightest possible light will promote the most abundant flowering. Avoid deep shade locations, as this can lead to reduced blooming and leggy growth.
Million Bells prefer a temperature range between 55°F and 65°F at night, with daytime temperatures ideally around 70°F to 85°F. They can tolerate temperatures as high as 90°F, but consistently high temperatures may lead to stress. Frost is detrimental to these plants, so they should not be exposed to temperatures below 32°F. The ideal temperature range will ensure the best growth and flowering for Million Bells.
Pruning Million Bells is essential to encourage bushier growth and to prompt continuous flowering. Prune lightly throughout the season by pinching off the tips of stems and removing any spent flowers or leggy growth. More thorough pruning can be done in early spring or late winter to help rejuvenate the plant and shape it for the upcoming growing season. Pruning every few weeks or as needed when you notice the plant getting too long or sparse will keep it looking full and healthy.
Million Bells thrive in well-draining, fertile soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.0. A mix containing peat, compost, and perlite or vermiculite is ideal to ensure proper drainage and root aeration.
Million Bells should be repotted annually to refresh the soil and accommodate root growth, typically in the spring before the onset of the growing season.
- Humidity & Misting
Million Bells prefer moderate humidity but are adaptable to a wide range of conditions; avoid overly dry air.
- Suitable locations
Place in bright, indirect light and maintain moist soil.
Needs full sun to partial shade and regular watering.
- Life cycle
The life cycle of Calibrachoa 'Caloha Double Peach' begins with seed germination, where the seeds require warmth and light to sprout, usually within 7-14 days. Once germinated, seedlings grow rapidly, developing a rosette of leaves and a root system. As the plant matures, it forms a compact, mound-shaped habit with numerous branches, and after about 6-8 weeks, buds appear. These buds will bloom into the characteristic double peach flowers that continuously blossom throughout the growing season, particularly in warm, sunny conditions. Following flowering, the plant sets seed pods if pollinated, although many hybrid varieties like the 'Caloha Double Peach' are sterile and do not produce viable seeds. Ultimately, as an annual plant, it completes its life cycle in one growing season and will die with the onset of cold weather, requiring replanting the following year.
Calibrachoa, often known by its common name mini petunia, is a popular ornamental plant prized for its vibrant flowers. The propagation of Calibrachoa Caloha Double Peach is most effectively achieved through softwood stem cuttings. This method is often done during late spring or early summer when the plant is actively growing. Take a 3 to 4-inch (roughly 7.5 to 10 centimeters) cutting from a healthy parent plant, just below a leaf node, and strip the lowest leaves. Dip the cut end in rooting hormone powder to encourage root development. Then, insert the cutting into a well-draining soil mix, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Covering the pot with a plastic bag can help maintain high humidity while the cutting establishes roots. With appropriate care, cuttings typically root within a few weeks, signifying they are ready to be transplanted.