The Ultimate Guide To Poinsettias

Poinsettias are a true holiday classic. They brighten up the most festive of seasons with their vibrant leaves, and they make for a beautiful centerpiece on your holiday table. But do you know how to properly care for your poinsettia?

where do poinsettias come from





Did you know that California is America’s leading producer of high-quality cut flowers and greens? It’s true and that includes poinsettias!

Which part  of the poinsettia  plant is  actually  the flower





Poinsettias aren’t what they appear to be. You might believe that the bright red foliage on top are actual flower petals, but they’re called bracts.

Bracts are technically also leaves of the plant, but they are the poinsettia’s way of attracting pollinators in the wild.  Turning a different color entices bees and other friendly pollinators to pay the plant a visit.  The poinsettia’s actual flowers are the small yellow buds in their center!

How to select the perfect poinsettia at the store.

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Look for poinsettias that say California Grown on the packaging.

No. 1

Look for poinsettias with dark green foliage down to the soil line.

No. 2

Choose poinsettias with bracts that are completely colored and avoid ones that have a lot of green around the bract edges.

No. 3

Do not choose plants with yellowed leaves or that have begun to drop leaves.

No. 4

The plant should look full, balanced, and attractive from all angles.

No. 5

Choose plants that are not drooping or wilting.

No. 6

Do poinsettias like the sun  or shade better



Poinsettias love indirect sunlight and mild temperatures.  Follow the tips in this post and your poinsettias will be showing off lush foliage all season long!

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