Small plant roughly 140mm – They are a shrub that grows and flowers well in an indoor position which makes them the perfect home decor line. They have strong stems and the flowers cover the entire plant.
Poinsettias will withstand full sun and require watering once a fortnight throughout autumn and winter. After flowering prune the plant back by half, feed with liquid fertiliser and step up the watering to once a week throughout spring and summer. Add a touch of Christmas or some colour to your home. It is an attractive shrub in the garden.
The poinsettia is a commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family. The species is indigenous to Mexico. It is particularly well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays. The colored bracts; which are most often flaming red but can be orange, pale green, cream, pink, white, or marbled; are often mistaken for flower petals because of their groupings and colors, but are actually leaves. The colors of the bracts are created through, meaning that they require darkness (12 hours at a time for at least five days in a row) to change color. At the same time, the plants require abundant light during the day for the brightest color.