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Christmas Mouse® Series

Christmas Mouse has cute, mouse ear-shaped bracts — completely unique to the market! This upright, medium-vigor poinsettia is an easy-to-grow novelty series available in Red and Pink. A great product for young consumers!
Unique mouse ear-shaped, pink bracts on an upright plant.

Plant Vigor: Medium
V-Shaped Habit: Normal
Response Time in Weeks:
  • Season:Mid Season
  • Foliage:dark green
  • Natural Flower (first pollen):Nov. 20-24
  • Response Time in weeks (first pollen):8-8.5
  • Vigor:medium
  • Habit:normal
  • Average Bract Size:large, oval (unique) mouse ear
  • 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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“Christmas Mouse stands out in the marketplace. It’s a strong novelty, ideal for target sales to younger, new poinsettia customers.”



  • Roots very rapidly; plant from a liner at 19-21 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.
  • High vigor level; will require PGR application in propagation; 500-750 ppm Cycocel spray at day 15-20, which can be repeated if necessary.
  • 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.
  • 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 500 ppm or 750 ppm to even out branches.
  • This branching occurs very rapidly after pinching and PGR may be needed as quickly as 7 days.
  • Upright habit; can go to final spacing very early, if needed.

growing on

  • Aggressive growth when branches develop; shows strong growth from October into early November; slows down at finish in late November.
  • Northern Climate: PGR limited to Cycocel spray at 500-750 ppm.
  • Southern Climate: Use 1-2 spray applications of B-Nine (1,000 ppm)/Cycocel (500 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

  • Strong root system; 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.
  • Finishes naturally in late November to early December; can be held cool to target week 50-51 sales; avoid dew point to prevent Botrytis.

  • Christmas Mouse<sup>®</sup> Pink
  • Christmas Mouse<sup>®</sup> Pink Container
Christmas Mouse® Pink
(Flowering Only License)