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  1. Poinsettias are possibly one of the most festive and colorful plants and have a long history as not only a Christmas symbol but also a plant that has been used to ward off evil spirits. One thing is certain they are without a doubt one of my favorite plants!

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    • I just wish I could grow them rather than killing them. I can grow almost everything, but for the last five years, every poinsettia I’ve brought home has died in as little as two days. I wish I knew why.

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  2. Wow, didn’t know that Poinsettias have so much variety in colour.

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    • They’ve always come in three colors — red, pink, and white or off-white. They have done some cross-breeding, so there are polka dots and strips, lighter pink, dark and light red — but they have always been various colors. Red was always the most popular, but I’ve particularly like the lighter colors. They are interesting. The glitter is stuff they spray on them when they send them out for sale. I wish they’d skip the glitter.

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  3. We went to the USA in 1989 for my sister’s-in-laws wedding . We were there over Christmas and the Church was full of potted Poinsettias. They are selling them here in the florists, now, in Australia. At my parents’ home there was a Poinsettia tree, they are giant Poinsettias. https://i.pinimg.com/564x/43/9d/1e/439d1e642a4d7015b1351e0a198e5776.jpg

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    • My sister in law grew poinsettias. They got really big. Not trees, but leggy. But in the right climate, I can see them as trees. Here, they don’t do well. I think i don’t have great light for them, but the quality of plants we’ve been getting isn’t great. We got much healthier plants when we could get them from a real nursery rather than a shelf in the grocery store.

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      • Yes, they might be insulted being designated grocery. We are very lucky, we have had blooms all through winter – now summer is here they will get a little tired. Except for the Cacti

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        • We used to have some real nurseries, but the people who ran them got old. Some died, others just closed down. There’s just one in the area and we went there — before lockdown. I don’t even know if they are still open, but I do know that when I came home, the plants were full of insects. Maybe not a great nursery.

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