POINSETTIA

Christmas Angel

Christmas Angel is the earliest poinsettia in the Selecta One lineup! This variety features non-fading, deep red color. Its medium-high vigor makes Angel perfect for early, medium and large pots. Plus, the excellent cyathia retention provides the best holding of any very early poinsettia.
 

Plant Vigor: Medium
Vigor
V-Shaped Habit: Normal
Habit
Response Time in Weeks:
  6.5-7
Characteristics
Season:Very Early Season
Foliage:dark green
Natural Flower (first pollen):Nov. 14
Response Time in weeks (first pollen):6.5-7
Vigor:medium
Habit:normal
Average Bract Size:large, pointed
Post Harvest:good
Finishing Recommendations
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":13"x13"
Containers
2.5" Mini
4 - 5"
6"
8"
10"
Tree/Pyramid
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GARY’S
NOTES
“The best choice for very early season sales. To hold Angel varieties, it is important to cool down temperatures to avoid color fade.”

CULTURE THAT WORKS

propagation

• Roots rapidly; plant from liner at 22-24 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; may require modest levels of PGR application in propagation; 500-750 ppm Cycocel spray at day 18-20
• 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 750 ppm; recommended to even out the branches
• Prevention strategies for Pythium and Rhizoctonia are recommended shortly after planting into finished containers

growing on

• Grows steadily once the branches develop and exhibits strong growth through mid-October, then slows down somewhat as they approach finish
• Northern Climate: PGR limited to Cycocel spray at 750-1,000 ppm
• Southern Climate: Can use Cycocel spray up to 1,200 ppm;
use 1-2 spray applications of B-Nine (1,000 ppm)/Cycocel (750 ppm) before September 20
• Later PGR applications: Cycocel spray 500-750 ppm, end October 10
• Micro Bonzi drenches can begin in early October

late growing stages

• Requires continuous feed until finish; watch media EC and reduce feed levels to avoid rapid increase in media EC, this indicates plants' need for nutrition is waning
• High EC at finish can result in root damage, reduced shelf life and possible Pythium 
• Can be held cool; avoid dew point to prevent Botrytis
• Bonzi spray application of 5-10 ppm at first pollen recommended at full color, helps retain cyathia and reduce fade

  • Poinsettia Christmas Angel
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Poinsettia Christmas Angel
'NPCW20275'
(Flowering Only License)