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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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The year 1828 is the first known date on which poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) were introduced into the United States of America. Specifically, that is the year when Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1774 - December 12, 1851) began sending specimens of the plant back to his greenhouses in South C…
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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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Taxco de Alarcn 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 spreads sout…
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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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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 to 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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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 the wi…
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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.
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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 fact ha…
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You pick them in the wild for free!
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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 cuttings.
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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 poinsettias include…
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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 yellow.
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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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"Maker of pointed instruments" is the meaning of the English name "Poinsett". Specifically, the name is a proper noun. It represents an alternate spelling to the original form, poinset. It traces its origins back to the Old French poinson for "pointed instrument". The pronunciation will be "pwa-…
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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 substanc…
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It is from Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779 - December 12, 1851) that poinsettia plants get their name. The name memorializes the first United States Minister to Mexico and the first known non-Mexican, non-Spanish introducer - in 1825 -- of the plant into the United States of America.
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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 (eithe…
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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. …
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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 between the …
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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 dainty,…
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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 Mexica…
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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 17th century. But widespread knowledge o…
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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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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 between th…
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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 poinsettias growin…
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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 served…
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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, plants need…
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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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Mexico is the country where poinsettia grows. Specifically, the plant in question can be found growing natively and wildly in Mexico's dry, hot, inland forests and Pacific coast deciduous forests. It also may be growing under similar conditions in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It will grow outside its…
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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.
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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.
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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 on ea…
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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 hand, poi…
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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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Mexico is the country where the poinsettia originally was grown. The flowering plant in question (Euphorbia pulcherrima) occupies a definite bio-geography which includes Guatemala and Mexico and which may extend to Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
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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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No one introduced poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) into that part of America in which Mexico and the Central American countries are found. Specifically, poinsettias are native to southwestern Mexico and southwards through the seven (7) countries of Central America. But Joel Roberts Poinsett (Mar…
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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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No, the leaves do not curl just when poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are dying. Specifically, there are poinsettias that have been cultivated to grow curling leaves. Otherwise, poinsettias curl leaves to indicate stress. Usually that stress reflects the presence of ethylene or incorrect waterin…
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By bees, birds, bugs and people poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) can be cross-pollinated. Specifically, bees, birds, and bugs are attracted to the plant's bright color and its scent. Modified leaves called bracts grow between where the plant will flower and where the true leaves grow. Immediately…
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No, the poinsettia plant's flowers are not deadly. The plant in question (Euphorbia pulcherrima) has small, yellow flowers which do not exude latex.
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Bees, birds, bugs and people can help pollinate poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). Specifically, green bees of the Halictidae family and moths of the Sphinx family (Sphingidae) appreciate the nectar of the plant's dainty, inconspicuous, yellow flowers. In addition to these natural pollinators, ar…
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At temperatures of 55 degrees F/12.78 degrees C poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are in danger of root and stem rot. Specifically, the temperature should not fall below 60 degrees F/15.56 degrees C. But the danger of rot is highest a bit lower than this lower limit of the temperature range in wh…
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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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Sixteen (16) feet/4.9 meters is the height to which poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is capable of maturing in the wild. Specifically, the plant is actually a shrub. If left to its own devices, it will concentrate more on growing taller stems than on providing lusher, thicker foliage. In contras…
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Yes, poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) can be blue. Specifically, this achievement reflects the scientific and technological changes of the 20th and 21st centuries. Among the possibilities that such changes offer is the ability to access a plant's internal structure and affect its biochemistry. F…
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Poinsettias require strict light/dark control to trigger the colouring of the bracts.
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Irritating rather than poisonous describes the general interaction between animals and poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). Specifically, the natural colors of poinsettias are green leaves, green and red bracts, and yellow flowers. Shades of orange and red tend to warn the rest of nature that the p…
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After the bloom fades is a good time to repot poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). Specifically, poinsettias need to be repotted every 1-3 years - depending upon growth rate - since their roots are fibrous. Fibrous roots are thin and like to spread out. They do not like a fit within a container tha…
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In it's native land ,yes, in other moderate climates it is a pot plant.
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Charleston is the part of South Carolina where Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1774 - December 12, 1851) was born. Specifically, Poinsett was educated and trained to spend his life as a skilled botanist, linguist, physician and statesman. All of his education and experience culminated in his years …
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The year 1919 generally is identified as the year in which cultivated varieties of poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) appeared. Specifically, poinsettias are known to have been cultivated before that time. In fact, they are native to southwestern Mexico where they grow wild. There, the plant was c…
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The first discoverer of the plant didn't leave a record. But the person who introduced the poinsettia (Eurphorbia pulcherrima) into the United States of America, and therefore to worldwide fame, was Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779 - December 12, 1851). Poinsett's careers straddled botany, diplo…
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For about ten (10) weeks after a start date anytime between September 20 and October 20 poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) need artificial darkness. Specifically, that start date is the time at which poinsettias naturally initiate the process that culminates in the plant's late December bloom. In …
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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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Mexico is the country where the symbolism of poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) originated. Specifically, the Aztecs of ancient Mexico considered the plant a symbol of spiritual purity. They based this interpretation on the late but spectacular color change of the plant's modified leaves from gree…
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Sixty-five to eighty-five (65-85) days is the time that poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) tend to need to bloom. Specifically, flowering is jump-started once the plant undergoes 12 hours 20 minutes of uninterrupted darkness for five (5) straight days. The plant needs night temperatures to hover …
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Mexico is the country from which poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) were introduced into the United States of America. Specifically, Mexico is the country to which poinsettias are native. Even though Mexico and the United States share a border, it was centuries after the European settlement of eac…
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Doing the pollination yourself or setting the plant outside are two ways by which pollinators can be attracted for poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) reproduced asexually. Specifically, poinsettias may be reproduced by seed or by vegetative cuttings. The latter is called asexual reproduction becau…
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No, poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) cannot tolerate cold. Specifically, poinsettias are native to semi-tropical and tropical areas of Latin America. They tend to prefer a temperature range of 60-80 degrees F/15.56-26.67 degrees C. Once temperatures drop below 60 degrees F/15.56 degrees C, poins…
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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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Ornamental plants is the main use today for poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). Specifically, poinsettias are plants that are linked closely with the end-of-the-year holidays. The reason lies in the bloom of its dainty, inconspicuous yellow flower and in the dramatic color change of its modified l…
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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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Yes, poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) can be grown in South Carolina. Specifically, the poinsettia can be grown wherever the environmental conditions are similar to those in its native southwestern Mexican/Central American habitat. In terms of South Carolina, a particular concern will be the hig…
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December is the bloom time of poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). Specifically, the plant tends to initiate flowering after experiencing 12 hours 20 minutes of uninterrupted darkness for five (5) straight days. The dainty, inconspicuous yellow flowers will appear 65-85 days later. The range reflec…
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Irritating but not poisonous describes the general interaction between pets and poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). Specifically, bright colors on insects and plants tend to serve as warnings to the rest of wildlife that the taste is undesirable and the consequences upsetting or fatal. In the case…
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Eight (8) to ten (10) hours is the amount of sunlight that poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) need on a daily basis. Specifically, poinsettias are short day/long night plants. They therefore need to be located where there are more hours of semi-darkness and darkness than of daylight in any twenty-…
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The Ecke family popularized the introduction and incorporation of poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) into the home and the office for the Christmas holidays. Specifically, the Ecke family descends from immigrants who left Magdeburg, Germany in order to settle ultimately in the area of Hollywood, C…
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As botanical specimens poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) first were introduced into the United States of America. Specifically, poinsettias first arrived north of the U.S.-Mexico border in 1828. They were sent by Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1774 - December 12, 1851) to his own greenhouses in …
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Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are native to America. Specifically, their native homeland ranges from southwestern Mexico through Central America. As long as such critical conditions as appropriate levels of humidity, light intensity, moisture, nutrition and temperature are met, poinsettias ca…
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The tips of the stems are the locations of flowers on poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). Specifically, the flowers are dainty, inconspicuous, and yellow when they bloom. They are surrounded by true and transitional bracts. Bracts are modified leaves. The true bracts immediately surround the flowe…
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No, the leaves of poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are not poisonous to the touch. Specifically, the plant contains a milky substance that can be irritating to some people. The severest reaction will be an upset stomach or diarrhea. The notion of poinsettia body parts as being poisonous comes fr…
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Pointsettias Pointsettias are usually red, but white ones are also available. red, white
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Because of the plant's traditional symbol of spiritual purity and therefore of genuine and constant love poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) have been used as floral motifs in Christmas gifts and ornaments. Specifically, poinsettias are native to southwestern Mexico. Indigenous and Spanish-speaking…
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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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