It interrupts apical dominance and stimulates axillary buds to break, encouraging the production of more stems and flower buds, while reducing the overall height of the plant. The result is a more compact and saleable plant with a higher market value. Available from Fargro, Configure is usable on crops of Phalaenopsis sp., Schlumbergera spp., Kalanchoe and Sempervivium sp.
In trials, the number of flower buds per sempervivum plant increased from 55.78 for untreated plants to 74.01 when treated with Configure at 5m/l and 97.2 flowers per plant when Configure was used at 20m/l. For phalaenopsis, treatment with Configure resulted in fewer plants having just one or two spikes and a substantial increase in plants with three or four spikes.