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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 the female flower that contains the eggs. The pollen can be moved by plant body parts from the male to the female. Or the pollen can be moved by way of such pollinators as bugs (the Ello Sphinx moth, Erinnyes ello) and green bee members of the Halicitidae family.
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How do poinsettias die?

Reaching the time allotted them or succumbing to environmental stress tends to be the two main reasons for the death of poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifical

Where is poinsettia from?

Poinsettias are from tropical areas of Mexico, and therefore they like warmth and moisture (with good drainage). Most of the poinsettias in the world are now grown in commerci

Are poinsettias poisonous?

No, poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are not poisonous. Specifically, poinsettias have an irritating milky sap that flows when the plant is bruised. The sap contains late

Are poinsettias monocots?

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 (

Where do poinsettias grow?

Today, (because of its demand) seasonal plantations for poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) exist mostly in eastern U.S. in such states as South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvan

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What is pollination?

The transfer of pollen from a stamen to a pistil; fertilization in flowering plants. It takes place through self-pollination or cross-pollination. Please note that this answer

Do you capitalize poinsettia?

No. The word "poinsettia" is a kind of flower, thus it is a common noun. Common nouns do not get capitalized.

When do poinsettias bloom?

December is the bloom time of poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifically, the plant tends to initiate flowering after experiencing 12 hours 20 minutes of uninterr

What are poinsettia adaptations?

Female and male flowers, inconspicuous flower, milky sap and modified leaves are four (4) effective adaptations of poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). Specifically, poinset

Can bees help pollinate poinsettias?

Yes , bees can help pollinate poinsettias ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ). Specifically, green bee members of the Halictidae family often visit poinsettias planted outdoors in

Where did poinsettias originate from?

Origin of Poinsettias     Poinsettia History and Lore     * The Aztecs called poinsettias "Cuetlaxochitle." During the 14th - 16th century the sap was used to