Poinsettias were first introduced in the united states in 1825 by joel roberts poinsett 20 24 fig. Christmas poinsettia flower christmas rose hellebore flowers winter plant nature bloom.
The poinsettia is named after the man who first brought the plant to the united states.
Christmas flowers poinsettias. The poinsettia p ɔɪ n ˈ s ɛ t i ə or p ɔɪ n ˈ s ɛ t ə euphorbia pulcherrima is a commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family euphorbiaceae indigenous to central america it was described as a new species in 1834. It may also be a good idea to repot the poinsettia using the same type of soil. While poinsettias can be kept indoors throughout summer many people choose to move them outdoors in a sunny but protected area of the flower garden by sinking the pot into the ground.
The reason we associate poinsettias with the holidays comes from an old mexican legend. Together with green leaves it becomes the perfect combination for christmas. Dec 4 2018 explore donna pennisson s board poinsettias followed by 202 people on pinterest.
How to grow care and forcing poinsettias originally from mexico and central america poinsettias are by far the most popular of flower plants during christmas. Did you know that with proper care you can re bloom those beautiful red christmas flowers in time for the holidays. It is particularly well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in christmas floral displays.
A young girl named pepita was sad that she didn t have a gift to leave for the baby jesus at christmas eve. As a matter of fact they are the largest flowering plant crop in the u s. It derives its common.
While serving as the first united states ambassador to mexico he visited taxco and found the flowers growing on the adjacent hillsides. The plant should be allowed to go dry to the touch between watering and be watered only sparingly over watering is the leading cause of plant death in the winter months inside the plant is not actively growing and is not taking up the normal food it would during the growing season and if. The development of the poinsettia as the most popular christmas flower is an interesting process.
Place the plant in a cool not cold room with curtain filtered sunlight and cut back on the watering. The natural color of poinsettias is a bright red color. Cut back all canes branches to about 6 inches from the pot s rim.
See more ideas about poinsettia christmas decorations christmas flowers. With sales of over 63 million pots. Stick to this simple six step process and we guarantee your poinsettia plants.