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Pike Nurseries - Poinsettia care

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Fox 5 and Pike Nurseries help you sort fact from fiction with some of the holiday's most notable symbols: the Poinsettia!

Poinsettias were first discovered in Mexico in 1828 and have become the most popular, recognizable Christmas flower in the US.

Poinsettia Myths

• Contrary to popular belief, poinsettias are not poisonous.
• The poinsettia "flowers" are actually the bracts of the poinsettia.

The true poinsettia flower is the cluster of yellow in the middle of the bracts

Types of Poinsettia

Florist Poinsettias

o Also called "pinched" poinsettias
o Very full poinsettias, the branches should be stable so they don't easily break

Superior Poinsettias – Pike Exclusive

o Also called "straight up" poinsettias

o Tall poinsettia with larger "flowers" bracts
o A decorator's favorite poinsettia type

Colors

While the red poinsettia remains the most popular poinsettia color, there are plenty of other colors to choose from.

o ‘Carousel Dark Red': Very ruffled and crimped bracts

o ‘Ice Punch' :Variegated garnet/pink and cream bracts

o ‘Marco Polo': Salmon bracts, great to pair with white poinsettias

o ‘Princettia' :The bracts are smaller giving this poinsettia more depth

o ‘Red Glitter' :Red bracts have flecks of cream that look like a dusting of snow

o ‘Strawberries ‘n Cream': Distinct more jagged shaped brackts, Irregular mix of medium pink and cream

o ‘Winter Rose Red': Looks quite different than a traditional poinsettias, ruffled bracts are dense to form a more traditional looking flower

Uses

• Tables & Stairway :Place a poinsettia in a pot or buy a wrapped poinsettia and place just about anywhere inside that needs a pop of color or Christmas spirit

• In Houseplants: If you have a small tree or tall houseplant in your home or office spice, it up by placing a few poinsettias around the base of the plant

• Table Settings: Use a cute little 2 inch poinsettia at each table setting – if you're feeling generous, it can be a little gift to your guests

 

Easy Poinsettia Care Tips

• Do not leave the plant in standing water; always empty water from the saucer

• Water when the soil becomes dry to the touch – too much or too little water can cause leaf drop

• The ideal indoor temperature for poinsettias is 60-70 degrees.

• Do not expose poinsettias to drafts or let them touch cold window panes

• Keep away from direct heat sources like fireplaces or heating vents

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