I live in Florida (transplant form the North) and last year planted my
Christman poiensettas in the yard where they got sun and grew tall. At
one point I cut them back and planted the tops also. They continued
to grow but by November lost leaves and some did get red but tall and
I have since cut them back low and am ready to plant the fresh plants
I got this year.
Can you please tell me exactly how to take care of these beautiful
plants which I know can grow well here in the Tampa area if given the
proper care. Thanks for any help
Do a google search using "Poinsettia" as your key word. Thre are hundreds of
websites with info on how to take care of them.
In Tampa, you probably can plant them in the ground and forget about them.
Your only concern would be cutting them back when the bushes get too big.
I don't know about that. The modern Poinsettia cultivars are polyploid
monsters that bear little resemblance to the original wild Euphorbia
pulcherrima or the hybrids of the past that your grandmother grew. Full
grown plants of the modern hybrids should be rather stout and stocky growing
shrubs. The original wild E.pulcherrima in Mexico is a rather graceful
looking tuberous rooted shrub in comparison. The little-known closely allied
white flowered shrub Euphorbia cornastra (the "Dogwood Poinsettia") may have
played a part in breeding the modern cultivars, especially in producing the
new colors. Poinsettia breeders never disclose the actual parentage.
The truth is that you play with donkey dorks at petting zoos, Jacko.
I was being facetious, you mudder farkle.
If you weren't such a hateful troll, you wouldn't have deleted the actual
reply that followed.
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