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Old 01-01-2012, 06:53 PM
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Just Couldn't Resist These 2 Poinsettia Plants


buying these two poinsettias while at the grocery store the other day.
and, since pink is my favorite color

had to get the yellow one as well

Actually, I think they are rescues as I'm sure they will be doing away with the poinsettias at the grocery store but still trying to get a few bucks for them I guess. Anyway, I was glad to purchase them, hopefully they will have a good home and a long life, I hope. My 'jingle bells' poinsettia is still living from last year, it's inground and there is a very small bract bloom. I'll have to take a pic of it and show you.
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:06 PM
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They are beautiful....

I used to winter them over, till white fly took hold..
Now I never buy them .
However they are pretty..OUr church had a whole slew of red ones with white ones in the center in the shape of the cross.. beautiful.

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Old 01-01-2012, 07:10 PM
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Thanks bali. Did you take yours inside or cover outside? I bet the ones at your church was very pretty, making a cross.
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:19 PM
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Yes the church manages to get quite huge plants from some where.
Loved them.. Memebers donated them for christmas, then they let them take them home later.

I Have to bring mine inside zone5......winter.. I made cuttings an started new ones outside in summer an they were doing great.
I brought them in for a few years, but after white fly, I quit.
They are gorgous plants........
White is so outstanding also.

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Old 01-02-2012, 06:46 AM
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Nice find! Growing up in Ft. Lauderdale you'd see them everywhere in the ground but they rarely had the red leaves .. from what I understand, you have to "box" them - put them in the dark, for a few weeks in order to make them start producing the red leaves.

I was at Lowes the other day and managed to keep from looking at the cheap "on their last legs" plants.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:43 AM
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your correct of the darkness.. I put mine out in the summer in a shade area also
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Oops.. just remembered .. they aren't leaves, they are called bracts!
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Lovely I love the lighter one. They grow well here as long as you keep them from frost and they are well draining as they don't like all the water that we get here. I have had several rebloom for me.
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:04 PM
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bali, haven't seen the white ones much this way.

Thanks Xeo! I once read about 'boxing' them. I seem to forget about doing that in October. I may try it this year, that is if I can overwinter the one from 2010 that is living in ground. Xeo, proud of you that you passed on the stragglers in Lowe's the other day.
hi mr, glad to see you girl, thanks! So were yours in your greenhouse or inground that you had blooming thru the years?

Okay, went out and snapped a 'today' pic of 'jingle bells' from 2010 that is planted in ground. I need to cover her tonight as temps will dip to 33/34.

This shot is taken in macro, so in real life, it's way smaller than what you see.
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FD - All of mine were in pots , I kept them in the greenhouse and they got white fly UGH so they were weakened and didn't live through another summer .
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Makes one mad doesnt it mr
Same happened to my indoor tomatoes and my brugs.........White fly
Brug was about 5 foot tall inside an the white fly killed it .

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Flowerdazed, I think your plants are just beautiful. We only see them up here in zone 5 around Christmas time. I have over wintered mine and this year I am going to try taking some cuttings. My plants are still quite small so hopefully they will survive the cutting.
My aunt used to put her plants in the closet to give them the darkness they need to set the color of course her plants were really to big for a box.
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WOW, WHAT BEAUTIFUL PLANTS!! I love the white and the pink also.Thanks for sharing flowerdazed.
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Hope my plants never come in contact with 'white fly'.

Thanks SwampLady, same for us, we only see poinsettias at Christmas time as well. Every now and then ,I see poinsettias in people's gardens in the area, but don't see that often either. Good luck with your poin cuttings!

Hi neighbor, sherrih, thanks. Just don't see those 'off' colors in poinsettias around this way either, so had to grab them. We'll see if they make it come spring to put in ground, then thru next winter. 'Jingle Bells' poinsettia is covered, hope she makes it thru our winter, she's been in ground since last spring.
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