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Christmas Aurora

Christmas Aurora is a great choice for December poinsettia sales. Its upright, narrow habit and medium bract size are ideal for higher density production and dependable shipping. Aurora features intense red bracts, and a narrow shape that makes it easy to sleeve. This reliable, predictable poinsettia works well in 6-in. (15-cm) pots. Plus, it is early to color but late to flower ­– providing an outstanding shelf life at retail and long-lasting enjoyment for the consumer.  

Plant Vigor: Medium-High
V-Shaped Habit: Narrow
Response Time in Weeks:
  • Season:Mid Season
  • Foliage:dark green
  • Natural Flower (first pollen):Nov. 23-27
  • Response Time in weeks (first pollen):8.5-9
  • Vigor:medium-high
  • Habit:narrow
  • Average Bract Size:medium, round
  • Post Harvest:very good
  • Energy Efficient:
  • Varieties are rated from most () to least () efficient. Contact us for guides.

  • Cool Finish (24 hrs avg.):63°F / 17°C
  • Indicates minimum temperature starting two weeks after the beginning of short days. Please note that a crop grown cooler requires more time to finish (4 to 7 days), and will have smaller bracts and darker color (for example, white may turn cream-yellow). Toward the end of the crop (two weeks prior to shipping), slowly lower the temperature for green-leafed varieties to 65°F (18°C) day/night and dark green-leafed varieties to 63°F (17°C) day/night.

  • Space Efficient:
  • Varieties are rated from most () to least () efficient. Contact us for guides.

  • Recommended spacing for 6":13"x13"
  • 2.5" Mini
  • 4 - 5"
  • 6"
  • 8"
  • 10"
  • Tree/Pyramid
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“Christmas Aurora finishes naturally in late November to early December, and can be held cool to target week 50-51 sales.”



•  Roots rapidly; plant from liner at 19-21 days; apply rooting hormone to base of cutting
•  Uses feed aggressively; start feed program around day 7; failure to feed early enough will result in yellowing
•  High vigor level; will require PGR application in propagation; 500-750 ppm Cycocel spray at day 15-20 and can be repeated if necessary
•  Plant from liners to finished container when well-rooted, prevents stretch

early finished growth

•  Must be pinched early: at day 14-16 from a liner; at day 24-26 for direct-stick; failure to pinch early will result in uneven branching
•  Apply light PGR when branches are 1-1.5 in. (2.5-4 cm) using Cycocel spray at 500-750 ppm; recommended to even out the branches
•  Branching occurs rapidly after pinch; PGR may be needed at 7 days
•  Very upright habit; can go to final spacing very early if needed; rings can be avoided, even in large pots

growing on

•  Grows aggressively when branches develop; strong growth October into early November; slows as finish approaches in late November
•  Northern Climate: PGR limited to Cycocel spray at 500-1,000 ppm
•  Southern Climate: Use 1-2 spray applications of B-Nine (1,000 ppm)/Cycocel (500 ppm) before September 20
•  Late PGR applications: Cycocel spray 500-750 ppm, end October 15
•  Micro Bonzi drenches can begin in early October; too aggressive PGR applications in October can result in smaller bracts

late growing stages

•  Feed continuously until finish; watch media EC and reduce feed levels to avoid rapid increase; indicates plants' need for nutrition is waning
•  High EC at finish can result in root damage, reduced shelf life and possible Pythium
•  Finishes naturally in late November to early December; can be held cool to target week 50-51 sales; avoid dew point to prevent Botrytis

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Poinsettia Christmas Aurora
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