Red Glitter™ – Tips and Basic Culture

Red Glitter™ – Tips and Basic Culture

Product Description:

  • Red and white Jingle Bell/Glitter type bracts over dark green leaves
  • 8.5 – 9 week response time.  Flower initiation approximately September 25th for December 1st – 5th finish.  
  • Medium vigor plant habit
  • Upright branching
  • Horizontal bract position


Key Selling Points:

  • Easy and reliable in production, one of the best on the market!
  • Superior branching and strong stems, resistant to stem breakage.
  • Stable pattern.
  • Superior post production characteristics.
  • Resistant to bract edge burn and premature cyathia drop.
  • Heat tolerance allows Red Glitter to be grown in warmer regions. 
  • Red Glitter is not susceptible to late season stretch. 

Tips for Success:

  • Red Glitter should not be grown cold.  Excessive delay and a noticeable reduction in bract size may occur. 
  • Cooler temperatures once plants have reached a saleable stage will enhance the color of the bracts.
  • Leaf removal with soft pinch will result in optimal branching.
  • Plants with “glitter” pattern can be visually detected by striped pattern on petioles.  Grade plants for striping when used in containers with multiple plants in the pot.


Special Concerns:

  • If side shoots begin to form prior to pinching growth regulating will prevent shoots from stretching and becoming dominant in the finishing stages. Consider use of Cycocel® or Florel®.
  • Red Glitter is responsive to growth regulating and DIF treatments for height control.


Suggested Product Forms:

  • 2.5-3” Mini Pinched
  • 4” Pixie Pinched
  • 5-5”
  • 6-6.5” Pinched
  • 8” Multi Pinched
  • 10” Multi Pinched
  • Hanging Basket
  • Singe Stem or Non-Pinched

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