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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.
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The experience of undergoing 12 hours 20 minutes of uninterrupted darkness each day for five (5) days straight may cause the modified leaves of poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) to change from green to red. Specifically, there are other conditions that must be met, such as: 1. Control of sanitat…
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crimson by Jack Mehoff Actually, the poinsettia flower is yellow; the leaves are red. by Stew Pidacel In wild Poinsettias, the sepals are green, with red at the base. Cultivated varieties are usually red -- but the flowers are always yellow, tiny, and at the center of the "bloom".
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Yes, bees can help pollinate poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). Specifically, green bee members of the Halictidae family often visit poinsettias planted outdoors in Florida. The bees are drawn to the plant's color and scent. While sampling the plant's nectar, they pick up grains of pollen. The po…
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They are named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Ambassador to Mexico.
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A plant native to Mexico and Central America that has small yellow flowers surrounded by large red, white, or pink leaves that look like flower petals.It is a plant
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That's when the market requires them.
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You need to give poinsettia's 12 hours of light and 12 hours of complete darkness. Putting them in a closet with a paper sack over them works great.
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No, poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are not poisonous. Specifically, poinsettias have an irritating milky sap that flows when the plant is bruised. The sap contains latex, to which some people are allergic. It therefore is possible to have an allergic, but not fatal, reaction to poinsettias. Se…
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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, the le…
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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 plant's s…
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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.
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You pick them in the wild for free!
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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 c…
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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.
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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 turn …
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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 1825-1830 …
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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.)
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Poinsettias were introduced to the United States by Dr. Joel Poinsett. Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779 - December 12, 1851) was a physician, botanist and American statesman. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives, the first United States Minister to Mexico. As a botani…
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Origin of Poinsettias Poinsettia History and Lore * The Aztecs called poinsettias "Cuetlaxochitle." During the 14th - 16th century the sap was used to control fevers and the bracts (modified leaves) were used to make a reddish dye. * Montezuma, the last of the Aztec kings, would have poin…
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That it is native to forests and that it is not native to higher elevations is the reason why poinsettia cannot be ground in Mexico City. Specifically, the poinsettia grows along Mexico's Pacific coast and in Mexico's interior. Coastally, it is native to tropical forests. Inland, it needs dry, hot…
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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 turn …
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Many Christmas plants are not just poisonous, they are downright deadly. Amongst the worst are mistletoe, Poinsettia, holly, and juniper. These are hazardous to humans and pets alike. Take precautions when using these plants. They are beautiful, but very dangerous!
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The Philippines has 8,120 species of plants, 1,000 varieties of orchids, and 3,800 species of trees. Sampaguita is its national flower. Other flowers grown in the Philippines are the cadena de amor, jasmin, dama de noche, aurora, kalachuchi, gumamela, rose and ilang-ilang. In Philippine forests, one…
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Poinsettias require strict light/dark control to trigger the colouring of the bracts.
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In it's native land ,yes, in other moderate climates it is a pot plant.
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There are over 100 varieties of poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). Specifically, poinsettias grow naturally as a perennial shrub. But they are known best as cultivated varieties grown as decorative additions to the end-of-the-year holidays. Cultivars (cultivated varieties) will have rather lengt…
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Female and male flowers, inconspicuous flower, milky sap and modified leaves are four (4) effective adaptations of poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). Specifically, poinsettias have both female and male flower parts on each plant. They therefore are not dependent upon artificial or natural pollina…
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No, poinsettias are not poisonous to cats, humans or any other living creature. The leaves are slightly toxic but you would have to eat about a pound of them to get any kind of negative reaction, and nobody would do that because they taste absolutely awful. And the "negative reaction" would be no mo…
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Pointsettias Pointsettias are usually red, but white ones are also available. red, white
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The poinsettia was named after Joel Poinsett, the first United States Ambassador to Mexico, who "discovered" it while he was on a trip in 1828.I got the info from:http://gardens.si.edu/horticulture/res_ed/fctsht/poinst.htm
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Mexico is the point of origin of the legend about the poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima). Specifically, the legend is linked to the time of the Spanish-speaking Catholic settlers of Mexico. According to one of the variations of the legend, a brother and a sister came from a poor family and had no g…
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Traditionally Red but i have seen them cream, pink and yellow.
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red purpl yellow green
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"Euphorbia pulcherrima" is the binomial, Latin or scientific name of poinsettias. Specifically, the word "Euphorbia" honors the ancient physician who is first known to have discovered the medicinal uses of the poinsettia plant's milky sap. The word "pulcherrima" honors the great beauty of the plant…
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Joel Roberts Poinsett, American Ambassador to Mexico
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Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are native to scattered parts of Central and South America; but not N. America. The plant itself has different names in different countries. For example in Chile, Colombia and Peru, this plant is nick-named "la crona de los andes" which means the crown of the and…
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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.
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They are native to Mexico
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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 South America; but n…
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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 a …
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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…
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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 …
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Mexico is the origin of the poinsettia.
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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.
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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.
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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 poinsettias fro…
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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 plant i…
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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 indigenous inh…
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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 of its mi…
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put them in a greenhouse make the timing seem like winter and also keep it dark in there for most of the time
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The first American Ambassador to Mexico, Joel Roberts Poinsett, introduced the plant to the USA in 1825
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Good temperature ranges for Poinsettias are 65-75 degrees.
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Poinsettias are called flores de nochebuena because they are flowers that are beautiful at night.
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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…
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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
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The Poinsettia was named after J.R. Poinsett a US Minister to Mexico.
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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 flori…
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The sap can be poisonous, it can also be used by indigenous peoples as a medicine.
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It doesn't have milk it is its sap.
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The bloom is the very small yellow things in the middle, the large red bits round the outside are bracts.
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Poinsettia are grown on nurseries as pot plants and sold through garden centres and florists around Christmas.
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Joel Roberts Poinsett (1837-1841) qualifies as the American ambassador to Mexico who brought poinsettia plants to the United States.
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