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POINSETTIA

Christmas Series

With vigorous, showy bracts, Christmas Candle grabs everyone’s attention. Christmas Candle’s upright habit on exceptionally strong stems makes this showy, red poinsettia ideal for large container production. Its mid-season timing is perfect for late November and early December sales.

 

Plant Vigor: High
Vigor
V-Shaped Habit: Narrow
Habit
Response Time in Weeks:
  8-8.5
  • Season:Mid Season
  • Foliage:dark green
  • Natural Flower (first pollen):Nov. 20-24
  • Response Time in weeks (first pollen):8-8.5
  • Vigor:high
  • Habit:narrow
  • Average Bract Size: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.):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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GARY’S
NOTES
“Christmas Candle grows smoothly once branches develop. Steady, vigorous growth continues throughout the crop until color begins to show. For best results, feed early and aggressively.”

CULTURE THAT WORKS

propagation

• Roots well; plant from a liner at 24 days
• Apply rooting hormone at the base of cutting
• Start feed program at day 7
• Feed aggressively; failure to feed early enough will result in yellowing and hardening
• Grows rapidly after rooting; early PGR reccomended

early finished growth

• Pinch early: at day 14-18 from a liner; at day 28 for direct-stick
• Breaks begin to grow 5-7 days after pinch
• In low-humidity climates, Florel applications before and/or after pinch may help hasten branching
• Early PGR after pinch can keep plant even

growing on

• Grows steadily once the branches develop and exhibits consistent vigorous growth throughout the crop until color begins
• Apply modest PGR when branches are 1-1.5 in. (2.5-4 cm) using Cycocel spray at 750-1000 ppm
• Apply more aggressive PGR when branches are 2 in. (5 cm)
• 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, with last applications by October 10
• Micro Bonzi drenches can begin in early October

late growing stages

• Requires continuous feed until finish
• Reduce feed levels if media EC increases too rapidly
• Avoid dry down to prevent root damage

  • Christmas Candle
  • Christmas Candle Container
Christmas Candle
'NPCW20347'
PP34,470
(Flowering Only License)