Red Glitter™ – Tips and Basic Culture
- 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.
- 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
- 6-6.5” Pinched
- 8” Multi Pinched
- 10” Multi Pinched
- Hanging Basket
- Singe Stem or Non-Pinched
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