POINSETTIA

Christmas Magic™ Series

The best option for early, compact, red poinsettias! This variety provides a more saturated, non-fading color and offers even branching with a better bract presentation on top of the plant for a higher-quality product.

Plant Vigor: Low-Medium
Vigor
V-Shaped Habit: Normal
Habit
Response Time in Weeks:
  7
Characteristics
Season:Very Early Season
Foliage:dark green
Natural Flower (first pollen):Nov. 12-19
Response Time in weeks (first pollen):7
Vigor:medium-low
Habit:normal
Average Bract Size:large, rounded
Post Harvest: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 Magic Red is specifically targeted for early sales of small to mid-sized containers, and should be shipped when ready.”

CULTURE THAT WORKS

propagation

• Roots rapidly; plant from a liner at 22-24 days
• Apply rooting hormone at the base of cutting
• Start feed program at day 7
• May not require PGR application in propagation
• 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
• Low vigor varieties require less PGR for growth control
• Apply light PGR when branches are 1-1.5 in. (2.5-4 cm)
 using Cycocel spray at 500 ppm

growing on

• Grows steadily once the branches develop and exhibits consistent slow growth throughout the crop until color begins
• Northern Climate: Apply Cycocel spray at 500 ppm
• Southern Climate: Can use Cycocel spray up to 750 ppm;
use B-Nine/Cycocel tank mixes with caution in the South and not at all in the North
• Use caution, as plants are low vigor and very responsive to PGR, especially Bonzi

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
• A Bonzi application (1 ppm drench, or 5 ppm spray) can be applied at the very end of the crop at first pollen shed to increase the shelf life and retain the cyathia

  • Christmas Magic™ Red
  • Christmas Magic™ Red
Christmas Magic™ Red
'Realsplen'
PP31,622
(Flowering Only License)