POINSETTIA

Christmas Beauty™ Series

Christmas Beauty is a space-saving series that finishes mid-season and features a controlled habit for excellent sleeveability. This Southern favorite offers superior performance under warmer conditions, while still performing great under cool finishing conditions as well. It is bred for maximum space efficiency and has strong roots for long-lasting plants and less shrink – making Christmas Beauty an excellent choice for mixes and mini cuttings!
Available as mini cuttings

Plant Vigor: Low-Medium
Vigor
V-Shaped Habit: Normal
Habit
Response Time in Weeks:
  8
Characteristics
Season:Mid Season
Foliage:dark green
Natural Flower (first pollen):Nov. 23-27
Response Time in weeks (first pollen):8
Vigor:medium-low
Habit:normal
Average Bract Size:medium, round
Post Harvest:very good
Finishing Recommendations
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"
Containers
2.5" Mini
4 - 5"
6"
8"
10"
Tree/Pyramid
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GARY’S
NOTES
“Christmas Beauty Red has an excellent red color that is very resistant to fading. It can be held cool, but pay attention to the humidity and avoid dew point to prevent Botrytis.”

CULTURE THAT WORKS

propagation

 • Plant from liner at 22-24 days
• Apply rooting hormone at the base of cutting
• Start feed program at day 7 to prevent yellowing
• May not require PGR application in propagation
• Will branch very early based on leaf maturity, not just pinch
• Plant into finished container when well-rooted

early finished growth

• Pinch early: at day 14-16 from a liner; at day 24-26 for direct-stick
• Plant produces a branch at every node
• Apply light PGR when branches are 1-1.5 in. (2.5-4 cm)
• Apply Cycocel spray at 500 ppm to even out branches

growing on

• Grows steadily once the branches develop and exhibits consistent moderate growth throughout the crop until color begins
• Northern Climate: Apply Cycocel spray at 500 ppm
• Southern Climate: Can use Cycocel spray up to 1,000 ppm
Use 1-2 applications of B-Nine (1,000 ppm)/Cycocel(500 ppm) before September 20
• Apply later Cycocel sprays at 500-750 ppm
• 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
• High EC at finish can result in root damage, reduced shelf life and possible Pythium