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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. Plus, this variety is ideal for Southern growing and won’t delay in the heat. Christmas Magic Red is predictable, programmable and perfect for early Thanksgiving ­– hitting the week 46 and 47 sales without ever missing a ship date.

Plant Vigor: Low-Medium
V-Shaped Habit: Normal
Response Time in Weeks:
  • 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, round
  • Post Harvest: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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“Christmas Magic Red is specifically targeted for early sales of small to mid-sized containers, and should be shipped when ready.”



• 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 Container
Christmas Magic™ Red
(Flowering Only License)