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Old January 5, 2010   #1
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Default Anyone growing poinsettias?

I usually buy the smallest poinsettia and grow it for 3-4 years. Sometimes I grow some from cuttings, they root easily in water.
Contrary to popular belief it's NOT dificult to get it reflower after the initial display when purchased. I have them on the windowsill in unheated room where the light is almost never turned on. When buds appears I bring them to the living room where they bloom from mid december til late january.
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Old January 5, 2010   #2
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I've got one plant that has been split and repotted about 4 times....I'm not sure how old it is now, but probably close to 15 years. I too find it easy. And I admit that I don't mind having them stay "green" too, since I can still use the foliage as a foil for other flowers in arrangements or contrasting with other potted plants. I don't take the original one outside, but cuttings have been known to venture outside in the summer/warmer months. Due to the amount of insects that have been known to come in on them when they return to the indoors, those that go outside are usually sacrificed at the end of the season, or thoroughly washed when used up for flower arrangements.
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