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Christmas Spirit

Very large-bracted Christmas Spirit offers a rich red color for enormous retail appeal. This variety is best-suited for large pots thanks to its big vigor and early flowering. Plus, this versatile poinsettia won’t delay in the heat for Southern growers, yet is a superior choice for cold-finish production.

Plant Vigor: High
V-Shaped Habit: Narrow
Response Time in Weeks:
  • Season:Early Season
  • Foliage:dark green
  • Natural Flower (first pollen):Nov. 12-19
  • Response Time in weeks (first pollen):7.5
  • Vigor:high
  • Habit:narrow
  • Average Bract Size:very large, pointed
  • Post Harvest:very good
  • Energy Efficient:
  • Varieties are rated from most () to least () efficient. Contact us for guides.

  • Cool Finish (24 hrs avg.):60°F / 15°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":14"x14"
  • 2.5" Mini
  • 4 - 5"
  • 6"
  • 8"
  • 10"
  • Tree/Pyramid
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“Christmas Spirit is an early variety that shows strong growth through mid-October and grows very little in November.”



  • Roots rapidly; plant from a liner at 19-21 days.
  • Apply rooting hormone at the base of cutting.
  • Start feed program at day 7 to prevent yellowing.
  • Apply Cycocel spray at 500-750 ppm at day 15-20 and repeat if needed.
  • Plant into the finished container when well rooted.
  • Feed aggressively; failure to feed early enough will result in yellowing and hardening.

early finished growth

  • Pinch early: at day 14-16 from a liner; at day 24-26 for direct stick.
  • Apply PGR when branches are 1-1.5 in. (2.5-4 cm), 7 days after pinch.
  • Apply Cycocel spray at 500-750 ppm.

growing on

  • Grows steadily once the branches develop, and exhibits strong growth through mid-October, then slows down as it approaches finish.
  • Northern Climate: Apply Cycocel spray at 500-1,000 ppm.
  • Southern Climate: Use 1-2 applications of B-Nine (1,000 ppm)/Cycocel (500 ppm) before September 20.
  • Apply later Cycocel sprays at 500-750 ppm, ending by October 10.
  • Micro Bonzi applications can begin in early October, stopping by October 15.

late growing stages

  • Requires continuous feed until finish.
  • Reduce feed levels if media EC increases too rapidly.
  • High EC at finish can result in root damage, reduced shelf life and possible Pythium.
  • Can be held cool. Pay attention to the humidity and avoid dew point to prevent Botrytis.

  • Poinsettia Christmas Spirit
  • Poinsettia Christmas Spirit Container
Poinsettia Christmas Spirit
(Flowering Only License)