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Poinsettias

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A bright red flower of the genus Euphorbia pulcherrima, native to Mexico and most often associated with Christmas.
Yes , birds pollinate poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifically, poinsettia nectar also draws such natural pollinators as bees from the Halictidae family, and bugs from the Sphingidae family of sphinx moths. Natural pollinators transport the pollen of one poinsettia plant to another...
Why the plant blooms suddenly, spectacularly and beautifully just in time for the Christmas holidays is the legend of the poinsettia ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifically, the legend dates back to sometime during the settlement of Mexico by Spanish-speaking Catholics. In its many variations,...
Because the month falls within the range of 65-85 days after the initiation of the flowering process December is the time when poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) can be expected to bloom. Specifically, bloom time results from the interaction of a plant's internal biochemistry with set...
By controlling heat, light intensity and moisture poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) can be grown during the summer. Specifically, poinsettias need the following conditions to be met: 1. Complete, uninterrupted darkness of fourteen (14) hours each and every evening/night for the ten (10...
" Paskwa " is a Tagalog equivalent of "poinsettia" ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifically, the noun in Tagalog is a loan word from Spanish. The original Spanish word is " Pascua ." The translation from Spanish and Tagalog is the same: "Easter."
Prices for poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) depend upon the source and the timing of the purchase. Specifically, it is possible to get the lowest price possible - nothing - if one receives a poinsettia plant as a gift or if one knows someone who has a poinsettia plant. Poinsettias are...
Easy, they are beautiful- no two exactly alike, and are part of the winter landscape. Likewise we have Autumn leaves for fall ( there are many holidays in Autumn- Halloween, Columbus Day, Veterans, and Thanksgiving, plus Election day. how is that.
They are native to Mexico
Yes , poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) are named for Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1774 - December 12, 1851). Specifically, Poinsett is the first person known to have introduced the plant into the United States of America. In the course of his duties as Special Envoy of 1822-1823 and as...
Today, (because of its demand) seasonal plantations for poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) exist mostly in eastern U.S. in such states as South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania and even parts of New Jersey. However, the plant itself is "native" to scattered parts of Central and S outh America...
All fifty ( 50 ) states in the United States of America can and do grow poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifically, poinsettias are considered the quintessential plant for the end-of-the-year holidays because of their bright colors and December bloom. There is such a concentrated,...
Blue is the rarest color for poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifically, red, pink and white and marbled or mosaic combinations of those color as red and white or pink and white on each bract (modified leaf) are the most common. White is the color when carotenoid pigments take over the...
As a shrub growing wild in southwestern Mexico is the way in which poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) started out. Left to its own devises, the poinsettia matures to a height of 16 feet/4.9 meters. But the beautiful color change that its modified leaves take on by late December got the...
To control appearance and to improve the quality of cuttings are the two (2) main reasons why poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) are pinched. Specifically, poinsettias can develop long stems and sparse foliage if such environmental conditions as exposure to heat, light and moisture are not...
A couple years is how long poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) can grow. Specifically, poinsettias are perennial shrubs in their native southwest Mexican and Central American homelands. Outside that native range, they tend to be grown as annuals whose life and death take place over the course of...
No , the regular leaves of poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) do not change in color from green to red. Instead, what changes in color are the modified leaves that surround the plant's dainty, inconspicuous yellow flower. These modified leaves are called transitional bracts . They start their...
Christmas Eve is the particular date that the poinsettia ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) is intended to celebrate. Specifically, the plant is native to southwestern Mexico. It is a late-blooming plant in the sense that it flowers naturally during the month of December. The native peoples of Mexico...
From Mexico poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) were introduced into the United States of America in the 19th century , and from the United States poinsettias spread worldwide in the 20th century . Specifically, poinsettias are native to southwestern Mexico. Despite European settlement of...
The German apothecary and botanist Johann Friedrich Klotzsch (June 9, 1805 - November 5, 1860) and the German botanist and pharmacist Carl Ludwig Willdenow (August 22, 1765 - July 10, 1812) are the scientists who are given credit for the first official Linnaean-style taxonomy of the poinsettia plant...
Nothing. Please. Poinsettias aren't lilies, but there is a phrase that is still applicable: "gilding the lily". It refers to taking something inherently beautiful (a real flower) and adding something synthetic (glitter or gilt) which actually takes away from the natural beauty rather than adding to...
Southwestern Mexico is the native homeland of poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ), whose name honors Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1774 - December 12, 1851). Specifically, Poinsett was a botanist, linguist and physician whose diplomatic career led to his being stationed in Mexico. There, he...
Yes , poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) transpirate. Specifically, transpiration refers to the loss of water vapor by plants. The loss occurs through the openings that are called stomata. Stomata can open and close. One reason for their opening is in response to higher temperatures, in order...
Mexico is the origin of the poinsettia.
If they ate a lot of them, they might get a stomachache and throw up. Nothing worse than that. See the Related Question below for more information.
Taxco de Alarc ón is the part of Mexico to which poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) are native. Specifically, the city and the municipality of Taxco, as it often is called, are located in the southwestern state of Guerreros. The plant also is common to Morelos. Additionally, its ranges...
Ideal growing conditions for poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) are the following: 1. Avoidance of bruising of leaves by adequate spacing between plants and plant containers inside and out; 2. Control of disease by avoiding under- and over-watering* and by preventing exposure to splashing...
Two substances assist to accomplish this feat. First [the green] chlorophyll disappears; which then gives 'the main stage' to the Xanthrophylls that give the various 'Oranges'; and finally the disappearance of these leave only/just the Carotinoids, to give Oranges and Reds.
No , acidity does not harm poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifically, poinsettias are acid-loving plants. They prefer to grow in soils whose pH ranges from the acidic to the lower reaches of the neutral zone, from 4.5 to 6.5. In fact, a quite acidic soil pH below 4.8 protects...
Poinsettia is the common name of the poinsettia ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifically, the common name is a made-up name. It is a combination of the last name "Poinsett" and the suffix "- ia ." The name honors Joel Roberts Poinsettia (March 2, 1779 - December 2, 1851). Poinsett introduced the...
No , poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) are not monocots. Specifically, the term "monocot" means that the plant has one leaf in its embryonic form. Poinsettias have two (2) embryonic leaves. That therefore puts them in the dicotyledon or eudicotyledon category of having two (2) embryonic leaves...
The western and the northern hemispheres are the parts of the world to which poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) are native. Specifically, the plant is native to southwestern Mexico and also to Central America. The country and the region are included within the western hemisphere and the more...
Because of their botanical interest and scientific import poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) were brought into the United States of America. Specifically, the plant is native to southwestern Mexico and to Central America. In Mexico, the plant was known to and appreciated by both the...
Twelve (12) hours 20 minutes of uninterrupted darkness for five (5) days straight is the amount of darkness that poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) needs in order to bloom. Specifically, that is the requirement that must be met sometime between September 20 and October 20 in order for...
At least sixty-three ( 63 ) English-language words can be formed from the word "poinsettia" ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ): 1. - 4. an, ant, at, ate 5. - 6. eat, eats 7. -9. in, ion, it 10. - 36. pain, paint, paints, pan, pans, pant, pants, pat, pats, peat, pet, pets, pin, pine, pines, pins,...
The plant itself and pollinators are options when poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) want to be pollinated. Specifically, each poinsettia has both female and male organs on the plant. The male organs tend to be made up of five (5) pollen-producing flowers. The female organ is made up of...
to shed their leaves
No , poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) are not considered to bring bad luck. Specifically, poinsettias are considered lucky plants, in that they are sources of the following: 1. Bright, cheery color to the end-of-the-year landscape in December; 2. Fever treatment through the processing...
Spiritual purity is the traditional symbol of poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) in Mexico. Specifically, poinsettias are native to southwestern Mexico. Their late, bright bloom impressed the ancient Aztecs. The timing was perfect for incorporation into Aztec religious rituals and important...
The Lewis mite ( Eotetranychus lewisi ) and the two-spotted spider mite ( Tetranychus urticae ) are the two (2) kinds of spider mites that attack poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifically, the Lewis mite is a very small, yellow-colored insect. The two-spotted spider mite is very...
Corallorhiza wisteriana is the scientific, Latin or binomial name of Wister's Coral Root Orchid. Specifically, the scientific name comprises at least two words. The first word identifies the genus as the coral root orchids, Corallorhiza . The second indicates that the species honors its...
put them in a greenhouse make the timing seem like winter and also keep it dark in there for most of the time
The first American Ambassador to Mexico, Joel Roberts Poinsett, introduced the plant to the USA in 1825
Good temperature ranges for Poinsettias are 65-75 degrees.
Poinsettias are called flores de nochebuena because they are flowers that are beautiful at night.
Purely a capitalistic idea invented by a family in California that grew them so well! They were so Christmas in color that the red and green appealed to the holiday allure and thus a family business was born. About a month or two ago the San Francisco Chronicle wrote a very informative article on it...
there are over 2000 species so unless the variety in known, it is difficult to answer the question. They are adapted to a wide range of habitats, generally, well drained light soil in full sun, moist humus rich soil in light dappled shade or permanently moist soil in full sun
The Poinsettia was named after J.R. Poinsett a US Minister toMexico.
The white milky sap is a latex that has a high pH.It is quite alkaline and is considered to be an irritant as opposed to a poison. This plant has is noted for its bright red 'flowers'.However the flowers are small yellow to white in color.The sepals are red.Compare this to the dogwood (Cornus...
The sap can be poisonous, it can also be used by indigenous peoplesas a medicine.
It doesn't have milk it is its sap.
Semi-tropical and tropical climates are the climates to which poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) are native. Specifically, poinsettias are native to southwestern Mexico and Central America. Nowadays they can be grown outside their native range. But success depends upon the meeting of the...
The bloom is the very small yellow things in the middle, the largered bits round the outside are bracts.
Always on December 12th
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Yes , poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) can grow in Florida. Specifically, poinsettias are native to semi-tropical and tropical Latin America. The challenges in Florida come from the threat of bacterial and fungal attacks, high high winds, high temperatures and freezing temperatures. In order...
Poinsettia are grown on nurseries as pot plants and sold throughgarden centres and florists around Christmas.
Joel Roberts Poinsett (1837-1841) qualifies as the American ambassador to Mexico who brought poinsettia plants to the United States.
Bees do not ' know' anything. They just fly from flower to flower gathering pollen and nectar to take back home and feed baby bees. In the process, bees accidentally leave a wee bit of that pollen on other flowers - just enough to pollinate them.
Just about anything is possible in terms of the sizes and colors in which poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) are available. Specifically, poinsettias are native to southwestern Mexico and on south into the Central American countries. In its native range, it was allowed to grow as a shrub in...
Cuetlaxochitl is the first known original name for the poinsettia. The plant in question ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) is native to Guatemala and Mexico, where it is known to have been called by the above-mentioned name by the Nahuatl language speakers of the eighth century onward.
That the plant contains an irritating substance is a reason for keeping a distance between children and poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifically, the plant's milky sap can be irritating. An extreme reaction would be upset stomach and/or diarrhea. But the sap is not poisonous and in...
You pick them in the wild for free!
Yes , poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) reproduce. Specifically, reproduction may occur in one of two ways. One is by seed. The other is by vegetative cuttings. It is the latter that tends to be the more widely practiced since problems in the parents are not passed on through the rooted...
The type of pigment that predominates, the latest marketing strategy and the Christmas tradition are the respectively biochemical , economic and symbolic meanings of the particular colors of poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifically, the pigments that can be tapped within...
Green or yellow is the color of poinsettia ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) flowers. Specifically, the flower is small and inconspicuous. It is overshadowed by the awesome beauty of the plant's colorful bracts, or modified leaves. The leaves start out green but mature to colors such as pink, red and...
If you want to keep your poinsettia for the following year follow these instructions. Keep indoors until temperatures outside are a constant 60 degrees if not keep indoors. Around April prune plant to about 15 cms in height . Don't be afraid! . Also the best time to re pot , place in a pot about 4...
" Maker of pointed instruments " is the meaningof the English name "Poinsett". Specifically, the name is a proper noun. It represents an alternatespelling to the original form, poinset . It traces itsorigins back to the Old French poinson for "pointedinstrument". The pronunciation will be "pwa...
No , poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) are not poisonous to caterpillars. Specifically, poinsettias are host plants to the Ello Sphinx moth ( Erinnyis ello ) caterpillar. The bright red colors that its modified leaves sport in December warn nature that it contains an irritating or poisonous...
It is from Joel RobertsPoinsett (March 2, 1779 - December 12, 1851) thatpoinsettia plants get their name. The name memorializes the firstUnited States Minister to Mexico and the first known non-Mexican,non-Spanish introducer - in 1825 -- of the plant into the UnitedStates of America.
Guatemala and Mexico are the countries where poinsettias are grown. The plants in question ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) grow natively in the two above-mentioned countries (as well as possible Costa Rica and Nicaragua) and naturalize to countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe ...
The years from 1825 to 1830 are the dates variously mentioned as the year in which the poinsettia plant is first known to have entered the United States of America. Its arrival is connected with the return home to South Carolina of Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779 - December 12, 1851), U.S....
Red tends to be the color of the bracts of poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) in Mexico. Specifically, bracts are modified leaves. They may be either true or transitional. True bracts are red and surround the plant's dainty, inconspicuous yellow flower. Transitional bracts are located...
Yes , yellow can be one of the color options in terms of poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifically, color options refer to the change that the plant's modified leaves undergo in tandem with the preparation to flower. The modified leaves are called bracts. Those immediately around the...
Reaching the time allotted them or succumbing to environmental stress tends to be the two main reasons for the death of poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifically, poinsettias are perennial shrubs that therefore have the potential of living a couple of years in the native southwestern...
The indigenous peoples in the area of Taxco were the first known group to have cultivated the poinsettia. Because of the plant's brightly blooming bract colors in December, it also came to the subsequent attentions of European missionaries and settlers in the 17 th century. But widespread...
One traditionally thinks of a Poinsettia as a red flower, however, the flower is actually yellow but very small and insignificant. The colored 'flower' that makes the display is produced by the large bracts that surround the little flower. The bracts can be red, cream, pink or white.
The flower is where the poinsettia bloom is located. Specifically, the flower blooms a dainty, inconspicuous yellow. But it is surrounded by modified leaves called bracts. The true bracts that immediately surround the flower are always red in color. The transitional bracts that are found...
The seventeenth (17th) century in Mexico and the twentieth (20th) century in the United States of America are the dates at which the holiday tradition of poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) began. Specifically, in the seventeenth (17th) century, Franciscan missionaries discovered...
North American of French descent in the United States of America is the nationality of the person for whom poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) are named. Specifically, Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1774 - December 12, 1851) is the individual after whom the Mexican native plant is named. He...
Yes , poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) need water. Specifically, poinsettias like humid air and moist (not waterlogged) soil. In fact, they need soil to be fertile, well-aerated and well-drained. They do not like soil to dry out. The soil always must be moist to the touch. Generally,...
Poinsettias require short days and long nights in order to bloom and for their bracts to turn color. They need total blackness if possible; you don't even want the light from the moon or stars to enter the room where the poinsettias are being kept. . It will take a while but the poinsettias will...
Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779 - December 12, 1851) is the individual honored by the common name of the poinsettia ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifically, Poinsett served as an early U.S. diplomat in Mexico. During the years 1822-1823 he was Special Envoy to Mexico. During the years 1825...
Mexico is the country where poinsettia grows. Specifically, the plant in question can be found growing nativelyand wildly in Mexico's dry, hot, inland forests and Pacific coastdeciduous forests. It also may be growing under similar conditionsin Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It will grow outside its...
Guatemala and Mexico are where poinsettia plants come from. Locals also suggest that the plant in question ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) is native to Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Green, red, and yellow are the natural colors of the poinsettia plant. The flora in question ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) has green leaves, red bracts, and yellow flowers in the wild.
A timespan of 65-85 days is needed for poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) to flower into a plant capable of reproduction. Specifically, the flower is needed to provide nectar for attracting such natural pollinators as bees, birds and bugs. It also is needed to provide male and female flowers...
No , poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) are not poisonous to other plants. Specifically, poinsettias are not allelopathic: they do not contain compounds - such as the juglone of Black walnut trees ( Juglans nigra ) - that make it difficult for neighboring plants to survive. But on the other...
They are both plants Both have red or white flowers. (although, what appear to be petals on a poinsettia are actually properly classified as "bracts," modified leaves, and not petals so they are not technically part of the flower.)