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The
holidays are upon us and so is Poinsettia season.  We thought you might
enjoy a brief history of the plant as well as care tips.  

 
Live poinsettia display installed by Everything Grows

Joel
Roberts Poinsett came across the Poinsettia in the 1820s in Mexico
while stationed
there as US Ambassador.  Intrigued by the plant, he
brought cuttings home cultivate on his farm in Greenville, North
Carolina.  Because of its short bloom cycle over the holiday months, it
became known as the Christmas flower and was named after him.

Poinsettias like to be in temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit and like bright indirect light.  Keep them away from drafts either warm or cold.  They
are thirsty plants that like lots of water and can go dry easily.  At
the same time, you want to make sure the soil drains, because they will
suffer if they are over watered too. Do not get water on the leaves or
flowers — it could cause spotting or rot. They are brittle plants —
brushing against them could damage the leaves, and bracts break off
easily if bumped or not handled gently.  With proper care in a proper
environment, the bloom will last up to 6 to 8 weeks.

 

Poinsettia in the Greenhouse



Let
Everything Grows take care of your live indoor plant needs for your lobby or work space. We install custom
designed decor and remove it when the season is over. 
We
service the entire San Francisco Bay Area, with our expertly trained
plant care technicians taking Amazing care of the plants in your
facility.